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User Image gachuz Posted: Oct 6, 2017 7:23 AM (UTC)
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Traveling shrine of Saint Joseph...a tradition probably dating back to the XVII century in which homes and small businesses host a traveling shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph. Saint Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, is considered one of the patron saints of México and of course, the patron of the dying, families, children, and single parents. The little shrine stays at a particular place for a couple of days; it collects coins to support an ancient confraternity of Saint Joseph. Until this trip, I thought the custom was dead, but it is alive. When I was a child, my grandmother used to host Saint Joseph, with flowers, candles, and so much love. Devotions in México are often domestic and focused on the ubiquitous presence of the Divine. Oh yes, that's José putting a coin in the shrine. 💚💛 #indaparapeo #indaparapeomichoacán #indaparapeo2017 #michoacan #michoacán #michoacandeocampo #iphone7plus #iphoneography #iphoneonly #catholic #saintjoseph #sanjosé #catholicdevotion
User Image gachuz Posted: Aug 28, 2017 5:44 AM (UTC)
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gachuz 2M ago
Et inclinato capite, tradidit spiritum. Joan. XIX. 30.
(....and bowing his head, he gave up his spirit from John 19:30)
Look at the inscription on top of the altar;
Before 1985 earthquake this side altar to the RIGHT of the Main Altar was dedicated to the Agony of Christ and a crucifix known as El Señor de la Agonía.
After the post-earthquake retrofit, it was decided to make this side altar be dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, thus breaking the original architect's intent.
That the altar be a symbolic representation of Christ's obedience and Holy Sacrifice. Apparently, an ancient tradition rooted in Benedictine spirituality.
Silvestream Priory describes this tradition: "Churches Designed Inclino Capite
The bowed head of Jesus in the very act of passing over to the Father so captured the imagination of certain architects that they designed cruciform churches in which the choir (or sanctuary), instead of being in a straight line with the nave, veers off to the right, in symbolic portrayal of the head of Jesus inclined in death. I saw one such church a few years ago while visiting Viterbo with my friend Maria Carmen. The little 12th century church, dedicated to San Marco, had its altar situated in the “inclined head” of the cruciform plan, to signify the consummation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Cross when Jesus bowed His head in death. This architectural intuition is profoundly Benedictine in inspiration; it symbolizes in stone what Saint Benedict would see expressed in the living stones that are his monks." #indaparapeo #indaparapeo2017 #indaparapeomichoacán #michoacánelalmademéxico #elalmademéxico #michoacán #michoacan #méxico #méxico2017 #mexico #catholicpiety #benedictine #osb #ruleofsaintbenedict