Tag archive for ‘Joseph Toone’
By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

What’s in a Name?

On tours folks are often confused, insisting the Parroquia is a cathedral due to its size, grandeur and fame.  It is not.  A cathedral is home to a bishop that governs over a geographic area of churches.  San More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

San Miguel’s Valentine Kiss Me Tour

Enjoy learning how locals, past and present, experienced love and romance with your loved ones on Friday, February 14th and Saturday the 15th at 9:30am. Learn about the: Priest that fathered both the nation More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 10th, 2020

Vets, Lucy and Other Funny Folks

This week I received an opportunity I never thought would come my way, namely a chance to play a part in a play. Like many adolescents that weren’t on a sports team or in the band, I gravitated towards drama More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

100 Women that Care?

Recently a pal invited me to an event sponsored by One Hundred Women that Care, a local Non-Government Organization (or NGO, the term for a charity).  Each quarter a hundred women (and, it seems a handful of men) More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, October 25th, 2019
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Murals for the Love Heroine

As any proper foodie should, I went to Comonfort to enjoy the annual Tortilla Festival of the Indigenous to learn all about how tortillas are dyed with special symbols to reflect indigenous culture.  It was More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

The Dress Makes the Woman

During the height of her mid-1990’s rom-com fame, Julia Roberts repeated in real life a scene from her then most recent movie where the movie star has dinner with a book store clerk boyfriend.  As in the movie, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Praying to End Violence

October is the month of the rosary (a circular string beads representing prayers to Mary that I, and most folks in town, wear daily).  This year the Oratorio had a big tent set up in the atrium to pray rosaries More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, October 11th, 2019

Xuchiles Bring Home the Dead

Xuchiles are funeral offerings in the form of flowers and cacti about two meters wide and the height of a story and half building.  They are intricate to the Chichimeca (indigenous hunter gatherers) celebrations More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Mary the Mascot

During the war for Independence from Spain the insurgents from San Miguel chose the image of a Mexican Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe (that Fr. Hidalgo plucked from the church in Atotonilco) to show More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Mary and Joseph’s Wedding in San Miguel

Recently a pal came back from Peru with photographs she took with me in mind.  Most were religious statues where the saints created long ago looked startling like today’s hipsters.  The image that really More...