Fight or flee

So I’ve been reading Sr. Wendy books on art lately and came across a cool painting of Joseph and Mary’s trip into Egypt to escape King Herod’s murderous rampage of all the boys under two.  Sr. Wendy describes their faces as “ashamed because, ultimately, Joseph’s behavior was a cowardly act.”  Logic being if More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Christmas is coming to San Miguel!

If you typically use vacation days to visit friends and family for Christmas and New Year’s, you may be craving a real vacation. While spending the holidays with the ones you love is essential, alternate More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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The Colonial Era of San Miguel had many unique Christmas traditions.

Posadas were introduced by the Franciscans in San Miguel Viejo featuring images of Mary and Joseph that traveled to nine homes of wealthy Spanish nine days leading up to Christmas.  The ultimate day, statues were More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Mexican Nativity Secrets

As an avid reader of the International Creche Herald (don’t scoff, it exists) I’ve long been fascinated by nativity sets and the variety of ways they tell the story of Jesus’ birth.  Suffice to say I was More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, December 16th, 2019
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The San Miguel de Allende Literary Festival celebrates 15 years

The San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato Writers and Literature Festival, reaches its 15th edition in 2020. Its director, Armida Zepeda, invites reading lovers to enjoy a series of activities that take place from More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Don Sshinda Collection at SMA’s Museo La Esquina

An artisanal toy-maker’s works are highlighted in this museum dedicated to the craft of toys. Gumersindo España Olivares was an artisan born and based in the town of Juventino Rosas, Guanajuato. Also known More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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What’s Your Price?

On a Sunday afternoon a couple of weeks ago, an alleged narcotics street dealer starred in a confrontation with municipal police just off the jardin.  The press reported he was injured and detained with the equivalent More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Last of the Mohicans

For years now I’ve been going to salsa classes at the Hacienda Guadalupe, between Starbucks and Hanks.  Until not that long ago it served as a convent for the nuns that taught at the adjoining school. The More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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Mexico says ‘good progress’ on trade deal although work remains to be done

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Negotiators working to close a new North American trade deal have made “good progress” but many elements are not yet resolved, Mexico’s deputy foreign minister said More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, December 6th, 2019
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Government and business chambers of San Miguel de Allende deny Bloomberg’s publication

In an exclusive interview with The Yucatan Times, a spokesperson of the San Miguel de Allende’s restaurant chamber known as CANIRAC (Cámara Nacional de la Industria Restaurantera y Alimentos Condimentados), More...