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The image depicted in my avatar is that of El Cristo Negro of Portobello, a perfectly traditional depiction and devotion of Christ throughout Latin America and The Philippines. Here is a link to the story surrounding this particular image : http://www.yourpanama.com/black-christ.html
The name of The Divine Icon above is, Our Lady te Coatlaxopeuh (Nahuatl for,"She who crushes the serpent") : http://www.holymary.info/didshesayguadalupe.html
. She indeed appeared as a Mexica (Aztec) of noble birth. This is evidenced by her robe and the other articles of clothing she donned.
“In the late 1800s and the early 1900s however, there seems to have been something of a shift in ecclesiastical tolerance of such communities. Many Catholic prelates of North America, taking a cue from the general American spirit of the time, saw in the native way of life a doomed and useless vestige of a bygone era. Well meaning ecclesiastics began to make a concerted effort to eradicate the “Indianness” of the mission towns and to encourage them to conform in culture, behaviour, and language to the Anglo-Saxons around them,… .” - Claudio R. Salvucci, The Roman Rite in the Algonquian and Iroquoian Missions: From the Colonial Period to the Second Vatican Council (MASSINAHAGAN SERIES, Vol.5, 2008) xii
(The above details what happened to First Nation Catholicism in the name of conforming to societal pressures, sigh*.)
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"Guakia Baba" (Our Father)
Guakia Baba (Our Father), turey toca (is in sky), Guami-ke-ni (Lord of land and water) guami-caraya-guey (Lord of moon & sun) guarico (come to), guakia (us), taino-ti (good,tall),bo-matun; (big,generous), busica (give to), guakia (us),para yucubia (rain and plants), aje-cazabi;(tubercles,bread), Huracan-ua (bad spirit no), Maboya-ua (ghost no), Yukiyu-jan; (good spirit yes), Diosa (of GOD), nabori daca (servant am I), jan-jan catu (So be it).
"Mábuiga María" (Hail Mary)
buíñtibu labu gracia
tin bágai, Jesus.
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