(PDF) [The Virgin of el Barrio Marian Apparitions Catholic Evangelizing and Mexican American Activism ualitative Studies in Religion] Ð Kristy Nabhan–Warren


The Virgin of el Barrio Marian Apparitions Catholic Evangelizing and Mexican American Activism ualitative Studies in ReligionIn 1998 Mexican American woman named Estela Ruiz began seeing visions of the Virgin Mary in south Phoenix The apparitions and messages spurred the creation of Mary's seeing visions of the Virgin Mary in south Phoenix The apparitions and messages spurred the creation of Mary's a Catholic evangelizing group and its sister organization ESPIRITU which focuses on community. .

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