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Identifying San Miguel’s Virgins

By Joseph Toone

Mary, the mother of Jesus, appears in San Miguel in many different images. Her age, skin color, clothing, and the like varies according to attributes that the particular image projects. La Biblioteca is offering a one-hour interactive workshop that will enable you to identify these various images that appear in niches, buses, fashion, and, of course, churches throughout the city. The images are celebrated with processions, fireworks, food, and dancing throughout the year.

Identifying San Miguel’s Virgins
Mon, Jul 27, 3:30pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
50 pesos donation for
the children’s art program

As TripAdvisor’s number one guide on culture in San Miguel and a columnist on local spirituality, I will lead the workshop. For more information visit or attend a walking tour Thursday and Friday at 9am from the Oratorio church.

The Identifying San Miguel’s Virgins workshop is Monday, July 27, at 3:30pm in the Teatro Santa Ana. Admission is a 50 peso donation for the children’s art program.


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