Inicio Life Project Christian Living
Ventana al Infinito. Copyright © 2011 - Universidad Santo Tomás - Todos los derechos reservados.  
 

 

 

Christian Living
Our Lady of Chiquinquirá PDF Print E-mail

Our Lady of Chiquinquirá
Patroness of Colombia
Feast day on July 9

 

 

The tradition tells us that four centuries ago don Antonio de Santana, agent of the villages of Suta and Chiquinquirá, requested the Spanish Alonso de Narváez (1560) to paint an image of the Virgin of the Rosary, to place it in a small chapel.

The painting was realized on a cotton fabric of native origin, it measured 44 inches of height by 49 of width, Alonso de Narváez used colors with the technique of Temple, made an image of the Virgin of the Rosary with the Baby Jesus, and on  the sides he put the Apostle San Andrew and San Anthony of Padua.

The picture was located in the chapel that don Antonio owned in his Suta's rooms; it was there for more than a decade, but the chapel had the roof of straw, which made the dampness spoil the painting until it was completely blurry.

After the death of Santana, his widow moved to Chiquinquirá, around the years 1577-78. The image was taken to this place, but it was in such a  bad condition that it was left in a room, room that had been used as oratory.

At the beginning of 1586, a pious woman, Maria Ramos born in Seville (Spain) went to live in Chiquinquirá, the woman repaired the old oratory and hung in the best place of the chapel, the damaged painting of the Virgin of the Rosary.

On December 26, 1586, Maria was going out of the chapel, when there passed directly in front of  her a native  woman called Isabel and her small son. Then, Isabel shouted to Maria " Look, Lady look... " She directed the look to the painting, the image appered to be surrounded with a live glow , miraculously the  colors and its original brightness had reappeared, the scratches and holes of the fabric had disappeared. With such a  wonderful event, the devotion to Our Lady of Chiquinquirá  had begun.

See Book of  Our Lady of Chiquinquirá
Consecration to the Holiest Virgin
Chiquinquirá's Sanctuary
Prayer of S.S. Juan Paul II

 

Read more...
 
La Navidad en Colombia PDF Print E-mail
There are no translations available.

El Juego de Aguinaldos


En Bogotá (y en la mayoría de Colombia) hay costumbres simpáticas para celebrar la Navidad.
Una de ellas es el juego de "Aguinaldos" que se practica a partir del 16 y hasta el 24 de Diciembre. Son diversos juegos, como "Tres pies", en el cual si uno está de pié y se descuida, el oponente viene con sigilo y le pone su pié entre los de uno, a la vez que grita "&161;Tres pies, mis aguinaldos!". Hay que pagarle lo que se haya apostado, generalmente una suma ínfima. Otros de estos juegos son Pajita en boca, A dar y no recibir, Al sí y al no, etc.

Son juegos inocentes que divierten a los niños, pero que también juegan los grandes.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next > End >>