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020815MexicoTripMeredithBirkettMP1873

SHOT 2/6/15 11:47:58 AM - A roadside capilla in the mountains just outside of Mascota, Mexico and featuring Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe as well as pictures of loved ones and personal effects. The Virgin of Guadalupe has symbolized the Mexican nation since Mexico's War of Independence. Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe). The Lady of Guadalupe is of significant importance to Mexican Catholics and has been given the titles of "Queen of Mexico", "Empress of the Americas", and "Patroness of the Americas". Roadside capillas, or tiny chapels, are common along the roads and highways of Mexico which is heavily Catholic and are often dedicated to certain patron saints or to the memory of a loved one that has passed away. Often times they contain prayer candles, pictures, personal artifacts or notes. (Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2015)

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Mexican Capilla Project
SHOT 2/6/15 11:47:58 AM - A roadside capilla in the mountains just outside of Mascota, Mexico and featuring Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe as well as pictures of loved ones and personal effects. The Virgin of Guadalupe has symbolized the Mexican nation since Mexico's War of Independence. Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe). The Lady of Guadalupe is of significant importance to Mexican Catholics and has been given the titles of "Queen of Mexico", "Empress of the Americas", and "Patroness of the Americas". Roadside capillas, or tiny chapels, are common along the roads and highways of Mexico which is heavily Catholic and are often dedicated to certain patron saints or to the memory of a loved one that has passed away. Often times they contain prayer candles, pictures, personal artifacts or notes. (Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2015)