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The Holy Infant of Atocha

The Holy Infant of Atocha The devotion to the Santo Niño de Atocha originated in Spain; it is said to be related to Our Lady of Atocha, who is mentioned in the “Cantigas” of King Alphonse the Wise in the 13th Century. In 711 the Moors held sway over vast regions of Spain and battles […]

10 Basilicas in Argentina

There are 43 total Basilicas in Argentina.  I’m just picking 10 to show 1) Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, Buenos Aires White Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the key structure of the former Franciscan convent in Recoleta, belongs among the most beautiful examples of colonial Baroque architecture in Argentina. The church was built […]

Missions & Martyrs in these united States before Jamestown, 1607

Did you Know? By the time the Pilgrims landed in 1620, Spanish Catholic missionaries had converted & baptized more than 50,000 American Indians.  (This is counting those only in present US boundaries).  There were more than 80 Catholic mission-settlements in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, the southwest, & upper New England Martyrs before Jamestown was […]

The Real First Thanksgiving

The event of the first Thanksgiving in this land is not that which was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, as the vast majority of Americans have been taught. The first Thanksgiving to the one true God was celebrated eighty years before the Pilgrims’ feast. It occurred during the expedition of the Catholic conquistador Francisco […]