Fundadores de Tamaulipas 1748 – 1770

If your genealogy research has led to to be looking for ancestors that came to Tamaulipas between 1748 and 1770 then you need to get a hold of this book. It’s title is “Fundadores de Tamaulipas 1748 – 1770″ and it was written by Guillermo Garmendia L. in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon back in 1991. The book is mainly a collection of 11 different censuses done between 1750 and 1766 on 11 Villas del Norte.

The book also contain more valuable information such as a whole listing of las Villas del Norte during the Escandon time period. It also contains a map of the Sierra Gorda, a page with the most common abbreviations and what they stand for. Finally it contains the bibliography and an Appendix with the old names of towns with their current names.

Cover of Book, “Fundadores de Tamaulipas 1748 – 1770″:

Bellow are the 11 Villas whose censuses were used to  make this book:

  2. BURGOS ( CENSO 5 JUL 1750)
  3. CAMARGO ( CENSO 31 MAY 1750)
  4. CRUILLAS ( CENSO 10 MAY 1766)
  5. LAREDO ( CENSO 23 JUL 1757 )
  6. MIER ( CENSO 1 MAR 1753)
  8. REYNOSA ( CENSO 16 JUN 1750)
  9. SAN FERNANDO ( CENSO 15 JUL 1750 )
  11. SOTO LA MARINA ( CENSO 27 AGO 1750)

Where to get a copy of this book:

My local university UTPA has a copy. You might also want to search for it on

Images of America, Hidalgo County Texas

I am currently reading the book by Karen Gerhardt and Rod Santa Ana III titled “Images of America, Hidalgo County Texas”. I want to thank my friend Juan Lino Garza for lending it to me. If your family has deep or recent rots to Hidalgo County I highly recomend this little 128 page book. It contains information form the early colonial period up until the 1920′s and 30′s. Not to mentioned that it is mostly all pictures.

This book is comprised mostly of old photos of Hidalgo county and it’s people. The pictures provide an excellent window to this county’s historical past and development. I highly suggest it. It contains a whole chapter dedicated to Mexican American Families. Continue reading

9th Binational History Conference in Saltillo, Coahuila – La Conferencia Binacional de Historia en Saltillo, Coahuila

I want to thank Welester Alvarado for providing us with the following information. Everyone is welcomed to attend and I would suggest that you call ahead with any questions. Welester will be making a presentation, please read on so that you can find out more about it. I know that this conference will be of interest to anyone whom has been doing genealogy research int he states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila.



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Novena edición

21 y 22 de Marzo del 2014.


Recinto de Juárez

Calle Bravo y Juárez

Saltillo, Coah.


Viernes 21 de Marzo de 2014

16:30 hrs.

Inscripciones: registro e inscripción libres

18:00 hrs.


Lucas Martínez Sánchez

Director del Archivo General del Estado de Coahuila

Ceremonia de inauguración a cargo del

Lic. Rubén Moreira Valdez

Gobernador del Estado de Coahuila de Zaragoza

Conferencia Magistral

La alimentación de los Apaches en los siglos XVIII y XIX

Luis Arnal Simon.

Doctor en Arquitectura, UNAM

Coordinador del Consejo Académico del Área de las Humanidades y de las Artes.

Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. Nivel 1

Coordina el Seminario de Arquitectura y Urbanismo en el Septentrión Novohispano

Facultad de Arquitectura

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

El conferencista ha estudiado la alimentación de los Apaches, sus asentamientos y su interacción con grupos del norte de México en tiempos de paz, en los siglos mencionados.

20:00 hrs. Entrega de reconocimientos especiales

Sábado 22 de Marzo de 2014.


9:00 hrs.

La familia Alvarado de Villa de Santiago, Nuevo León

Welester Alvarado

Bachelor in Bussines Law

University of California,

Los Ángeles, USA

Presidente de la Sociedad de Genealogía de Nuevo León

Monterrey, N. L. México

Nos ofrece un panorama de la familia Alvarado en esa región.

10:00 hrs.

Presentación de libro:

Arquitectura y Urbanismo del Septentrión Novohispano

Autor: Dr. Luis Arnal Simon


Diana Ramiro Esteban.

Doctor en Arquitectura. UNAM

Juan Aguirre Cano

Maestro en Arquitectura. UNAM.

Lidya Espinoza Morales

Licenciada en Historia

Facultad de Filosofía y Letras

Investigadora del INAH

Centro INAH, Nuevo León

En el contexto de las Reformas Borbónicas este libro estudia los asentamientos urbanos, misiones y presidios, así como su arquitectura en el Noreste Novohispano.

11.00 hrs.

Bobosarigames y otros indios coaguileños en el Reyno de la Nueva Vizcaya

Celso Carrillo Valdés

Licenciado en Derecho, Universidad del Noreste

Ex director de la licenciatura en Derecho, Universidad del Noreste,

Cronista de San Pedro del Gallo, Durango

Nos ofrece la descripción del traslado de varios grupos tribales de la región de Nadadores, Coah., para apoyar la repuebla de Nazas, Durango a principios del siglo XVIII.

12:00 hrs.

La construcción de la identidad

Juan Francisco Cazares Ugarte

Licenciado en Sociología, UA de C

Jefe de la Unidad de Culturas Populares de la Secretaría de Cultura de Coahuila

Saltillo, Coahuila, México

Nos ofrece el proceso personal de la construcción de la identidad del sujeto en su circunstancia.

13:00 hrs.

La aventura de la genealogía

Adrián Zambrano González

Ingeniero mecánico administrador, ITESM

Alta Dirección de Empresa, Universidad Panamericana

Ex Presidente de la Sociedad de Genealogía de Nuevo León

Miembro de la Sociedad Nuevoleonesa de Historia, Geografía y Estadística

Monterrey, N. L. México

Nos ofrece elementos metodológicos para realizar nuestra investigación.


16:00 hrs.

Los González Hidalgo en Cerralvo, N.L.

Miguel Ángel González Martínez

Miembro de la Sociedad de Genealogía de Nuevo León

Cerralvo, N. L. México

Nos habla de los descendientes de esta ilustre familia en dicha región.

17:00 hrs.

Presentación de libro:

Coahuila siglos XIX y XX. Territorio, sociedad, cronología y bibliografía.

Francisco Cepeda Flores

Autor del libro

Ingeniero Petrolero, UNAM

Maestro en Historia, UIA

Maestro en Matemáticas Aplicadas, UNAM

Director del Centro de Matemáticas Aplicadas

Facultad de Ciencias Fisicomatemáticas

Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila

Saltillo, Coahuila. México

El autor ha elaborado un verdadero manual, imprescindible para los estudiosos de la genealogía, la crónica y la historia del Estado de Coahuila.

18:00 hrs.

Los Cabello, personajes y celebridades del noreste

Ariel Antonio Gutiérrez Cabello

Licenciado en Ciencias de la Comunicación

Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila

Saltillo, Coahuila, México

Nos ofrece un panorama de la historia familiar de los Cabello.

19:00 hrs.

Emilio Indio Fernández Romo: historia familiar

Ricardo Raúl Palmerín Cordero

Teniente Coronel

Ex -Presidente de la Sociedad de Genealogía de Nuevo León

Explora la genealogía del notable actor y director, elaborada por el expositor y su esposa.

20:00 hrs

Reconocimientos de asistencia


Datos Prácticos:

Archivo General del Estado de Coahuila

Mtra. Laura de León Galindo


Miguel Ángel Muñoz Borrego


045 (844) 1831158


Thanks once again Welester for providing us with this information.

Spanish Patriots During the American Revolution, 1779-1783, The 8-volume Series

Do you know if your ancestor or ancestors where Spanish Patriots During the American Revolution? I first became aware last year that many of us may have Spanish patriots as ancestors, when I attended the Brownsville Historical Association’s Branching Out: Genealogy Workshop 2013.

Presenter Elizabeth Heis: Resgistrar Dubois Hite Chapter DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Vice Chairman Volunteer Genealogist District IX Texas. Her presentation about DAR was excellent and very informative. She also made us aware that the King of Spain requested that his North American subjects donate one peso to the American Revolutionaries to support their cause.

At this time Spain was also at war with the British. She stated that rosters were created with the names of all the people that donated this one peso and it is through them that many Hispanics can also become part of the DAR and also be considered as patriots. To be honestly I never followed up to see if any of may ancestors had donated that one peso, but I have added it to my list of things to do.

Image from Somos Pimos

Why am I writing this post?

It all started with an email from my distant cousin Margaret Garcia where she referenced one of our ancestors being listed in vol. 8 of Patriots of the American Revolution. I quickly did a search and found the Somos Primos Page dedicated to Spanish Patriots. Bellow you will find the links to all eight volumes for your convenience

Spanish Patriots During the American Revolution, 1779-1783, The 8-volume Series by Written by Dr. Granville and NC Hough

If you are interested in further reading and more articles please visit Somos Primos Page about Spanish Patriots, it is an excellent resource that you should include in your genealogical tool box. Here is the link:

If anyone has been accepted into the DAR, SAR, or Daughters of the Republic of Texas please let me know. If you could provide us with your ancestor’s name specially if he or she was Spanish. Don’t forget to add these eBooks to your digital Genealogical library. Finally, I do hope that this post makes more people aware and thus promote more research in this area.



Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Three

I once again want to thank Crispin Rendon for another great genealogy resource that I know many of you will highly appreciate, since it will help you greatly in your Mexican Genealogy Research. It is the Third Volume of the Families of Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico. You can find the link to download this eBook towards the end of this post.

As Crispin mentions on his eBook;

Volume three contains marriage information found on Film 605094. This volume in a
series continues with 500 records starting on August 1736 and ending on January
1749. The records are found on images 238-372. Continue reading

Los Martinez de Revilla (Ciudad Guerrero) 1752 – 1900 First Edition

Los Martinez de Revilla (Ciudad Guerrero) 1752 – 1900 First Edition is another great book to help you out in your genealogy research, specially if you are researching your Martinez ancestors form this area. It is a book that was written by Jose Felipe de La Garza back in 1995 and contains all the Martinez that can be found in the church records in Revilla (Ciudad Guerrero) from 1752 to 1900.

This book is excellent and contains great vital information pertaining to marriages, baptisms, and death dates. I found it interesting that he mentioned that my 7th great grandparents Miguel Martinez de la Garza and  Clara Trevino y Renteria were the progenitors of this last name in the Revilla area.

Here is the exact extract:

The progenitots of our early Martinez families who helped colonize Revilla were
Miguel Martinez and Clara de Trevifio y Renteria. Miguel and Clara originally lived
in Valle del Carrisal in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. They were married in
Monterrey, November 23, 1707.

Miguel’s parents were Jose Ignacio Martinez Flores and Inez de la Garza Rocha.
They, too, married in Monterrey in 1673. Clara’s parents were Captain Nicolas de
Trevifio and Maria de Sepulveda. Nicolas and Maria were related, and because of
their close fa111ily relationship, their marriage in Monterrey, August 22, 1707,
required special dispensation from the Catholic church.

Black and White Image of Book Cover:

Where to find this book:

As I always do, I first recommend WorldCat since it will help you find a library near you that may have the book available for you to read.

If you would like to buy this book it is available through just search for it by typing the book name.

1757 Census of The Villa of Reynosa – El Padron de 1757 de la Villa de Reynosa

The following is the 1757 Census of the Villa of Reynosa that was conducted by Jose Tienda de Cuervo. I do hope that it does help you out in your genealogy research.

It is interesting to note that the document refers to the Villas name as being Villa de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas en Reynosa. Wonder whom ever came up with such a name. Let me know if your ancestors are listed in this census.

Transcript of Document:

Padron general de los Vecinos de la Villa de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas en Reynosa que existen al presente fecho en el ano de mil setecientos cinquenta y siete.

1. Don Carlos Cantu Capitan Reformado casado con Dona Maria Gertrudis Cabazos tiene dos hijos.

2 Don Juna Cabazos casado con Da Emeregilda de Ochoa tiene una hija.

3. Don Honofre Cabazos casado con Da Gertrudis de la Garza tiene Seis hijos. Continue reading

Los Gutierrez de Revilla: 1756 -1875

Has your genealogy research lead you to family in Revilla? If so this great book by Jose Felipe De La Pena titled “Los Gutierrez de Revilla 1756 – 1875 will be of interest to you. He made this book out of microfilm found at the Family Search Library. Specifically LSD Film #1511726 and #116285. Film #1511726 contains copies of the original baptismal records from San Ignacio de Loyola de Revilla Catholic church recorded from 1754 to 1876. Film #1162850 contains baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

 The main focus of this book is to list all the families and persons with the last name of Gutierrez. It is an awesome genealogical resource. I am glad that I came across it at few days ago at For those of you whom may not be aware Revilla is currently under water due to the Falcon Dam. The town was relocated in the early 1950′s to what is present day Ciudad Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Continue reading

Marriages of Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico: 1689-1822

Marriages of Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico: 1689-1822 During the Spanish Colonial Era is an excellent book for anyone researching their ancestry in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. I had come across this book about a year ago and honestly I have no idea why I had not shared it with you. This book is available free of charge at you can find the link towards the bottom of this post. This book was transcribed and translated by Mickey Garcia.

For those of you interested Mickey Garcia states on the preface the source for the book and it is as follows:

The marriage records in this book come from Microfilm Reel Number 0605139 of the Church of Latter DaySaints (LDS). In transcribing these records, I worked from microfilm prints of the file. It bears the title “Archivo de la Parroquia de Santiago Apostol en Monclova, Estado de Coahuila. Volume 1, Alios 1690-1782.” The military marriages are in Voume 2, “Aflos 1777-1822.” Continue reading

“Buenos Dias dele Dios” (God give you a good day) by David Cantu

David Cantu shares with us stories about his life and the very important people that he has meet along the way, specially those that left an impression on him. This post contains three unique stories and a poem that are full of feeling, love, and character.

A mother’s prayers are forever

1918 was the year that the notorious plague had invaded the Rio Grande Valley, hundreds of our people died in the span of a few years. Our Maternal grandmother Martina Cantú contracted the notorious flu shortly after giving birth to our uncle Juanito and never recovered from her illness. On her death bed she made two requests, one of her Co-Madre Paulita Contreras and the other of her elder son Nieves Flores. Paulita and Eulalio would take the three year old Merced and raise him and Nieves would adopt the baby Juanito, both death bed wishes were complied with a lifetime of love and devotion.

Eulalio and Paulita were delighted as they themselves had no children at all. Their word was their bond; they did not need any papers to comply with Martina’s dying wish. Merced came to live in La Grulla Texas as a Contreras. He grew up as a Contreras and went to school as a Contreras, and on June 21st, 1941 he even married our mother as a Contreras. The first five of our eight siblings were born under the last name of Contreras, years later we would have to go to court to reclaim our birthright legal last names.

It was not until the Draft Board solicited our father’s presence for service that Mama Paulita reminded him that he could not go to war because he was a Mexican Citizen and when he refused to report for induction he became a fugitive and moved to Mexico. Since his hometown of Villarreales Tamaulipas was just across the river from La Grulla it was quite easy for him to swim the river at night and visit us frequently. I remember his whistling in the middle of the night signaling that he had just crossed the river.

My sister Hilda was born on October 3rd 1942 and our father was apprehended in April of 1943 and processed through the federal system resulting in serving three years of prison time at La Tuna Federal Prison in Canutillo Texas. After serving three years at La Tuna he was sent to the Starr County Jail for per-release time. That is where I met my father, I remember quite well how much my mother suffered, her pride kept her from sharing her grief and she would cry each night not knowing where our next meal would come from or where we would be spending the next night; my first memories of my dad come into my re-collective focus as I remember climbing the stairs at the Starr County Jail yelling at him that I was coming to see him. Upon his release sometime in 1946, he was deported to Mexico where Papa Lalo our grandfather, owned a small house five houses down from where our mother had been raised. The house had once belonged to his sister Paula Contreras de Duarte, Paula had died in 1920 from a snake bite that resulted in the same flu that had killed our grandmother Martina and the house where she lived was now vacant so he gave the house to our mom and dad. That is where our family had its first official residence

In San Miguel we lived about five houses down the street from my grandfather’s house. I recall walking back and forth between our house and my grandfather’s home. Just beyond our house lived Abelino El Carnicero; he would butcher cows, calf, hogs, chickens and goats all day long, his business was run out of his backyard and he had all of the neighborhood dogs trained to respond to his whistle at his own will time and command. About three times a day he would gather all of the waste product from his butchering and face the south and whistle, every dog and cat that lived south of his business would come running and they would clean all of the waste meat, fat, blood and bone in the huge trough located at the bottom of the two acre tract. The next time he would face the east and whistle and the same thing would happen, the last whistle of the day was to the west and the dogs from that part of town would come running. Abelino was a friend of my grandfather that had followed our uncle David to the Mexican Revolution and went on to become one of Pancho Villa’s Dorados, they called him “El Mocha Orejas” he was quite the neighborhood hero from his Revolutionary days and his waste management dog operated service kept his place clean all day long. His place, as well as ours and my grandfather’s backed up to the Estuary “El Estero” and there were no houses to the north, the estuary ran all the way to the river.

My mother was very cautious with the way she dressed me and would make sure I was always bathed and dressed in my best when I walked outside the house to go visit my grandfather. On this one occasion I must have been three or four years old but I recall that my mother had sent me to my grandfather’s place to bring back two quarts of freshly milked milk straight from the cow’s tits. My grandfather would take advantage of the opportunity to teach me how to milk a cow. He would sit on a stool and I would stand between his knees and begin pulling on the cows tits and finally he would grab one of the cow’s tits and spray milk in my face. I loved those moments with him. On this one day, I was on my way back with the two quarts of milk when suddenly Abelino whistled at the dogs from the east and before I knew what was happening the greatest stampede of hungry dogs ran around me or jumped over me knocking me down and spilling all of the milk on me and my clean outfit. I was terrified it seemed as if every dog in the world was in that stampede. The smallest ones along with the cats started licking the milk from my face when the larger ones had finally ran through and I thought they were going to eat me alive. All I remember is that I was kicking and screaming at the top of my lungs and my mother came running with a broom in her hand beating the hell out of the dogs.

It was not until we had settled down in Port Houston and I had become a busy shoe shine boy that someone gave me my first dog; it was then when I finally lost my fear of dogs.

It was at about this same time, when I was about four years old and we lived in Tia Nene’s old house in San Miguel, the joy of childhood kept me from seeing how very poor we were, we didn’t know we were poor, we didn’t know about such things as Christmas trees and giving and receiving presents like people do today, yesterday, today and tomorrow were almost identical. Our world revolved around our parent’s daily life and necessities of the day.

El Tio Chale

My Tio Chale, bless his soul, could hold a conversation in rhythmic rhyme for hours, he was simply a little boy with a golden heart, I always held him in the highest regard and viewed him as my older brother, we used to sleep on the porch at the rear of the old wooden house at Papa Meme’s property by the old Anahuac tree and he had an old huge battery radio he would listen to every night. That radio was his college and his university, he learned a lot from that radio. I remember that one Christmas he made up a song about a little colt he called “Carlitos El Potrillito” and he would sing it to me as a lullaby.

In 1953 after we moved to Port Houston I was placed in the third grade classroom of a Mrs. Wilson and it so happens that it was about Christmas time and she started to sing some Christmas songs to us. One of those songs that she sung was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and it sounded identical to the song that my Tio Chale would sing to me as a little boy. I remember how proud I felt that my uncle Chale had written that song and I stood up and explained in my broken English/Spanish mixture. I got in trouble for arguing with Mrs. Wilson and trying to correct her on the lyrics explaining that the reindeer was really a potrillo named Carlitos and that he belonged to my uncle Tio Chale. She had no earthly idea of what the hell I was talking about, she thought I was crazy.

Our Mother

My mother was a dynamo of energy, an explosive personality that could change direction on a dime and continue forward without losing a beat or a step. She was driven by urgency to excel in anything she did. She was always prepared for any and all eventualities that life may throw at her. She carried a loaded pistol in her purse, even to mass on Sunday mornings. But when her day drew to a close, she was an easy-going and positive person with an outstanding outlook on how to go about daily life. No matter how poor we were, she knew how to live the beautiful life. But the beautiful life didn’t mean the luxurious life – to her it meant a relaxed, family-centric lifestyle every evening at 6:00 P.M. She would gather all of her children around her bed and pray the Holy Rosary with all of her children participating in the actual leading of the prayers.

After the Rosary we, the children would occupy ourselves with school homework or daily domestic shores as the occasion may require. Supper consisted of real food, natural, authentic and mostly produced in our backyard. Our concept of eating transcended “fast and cheap.” Mother was all about “slow food.” Dinners were unhurried and eaten around a table (not a TV or computer screen) with all of her family.

My mother’s family was very close knit, our Grandparents were always in her prayers, her sisters always remained close and the extended family was huge and welcoming. Now a days our children go away to college and settle down somewhere other than where they grew up, it tended to be the opposite in my mother’s days. Having family nearby was deeply valued. Having grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins visit in spite of the distances or drop by for dinner during the week or having a weekly extended family meal on Sunday was common and brought everyone together.

My mother was our “Commanding Officer” under her tutelage we learned the great communal feel that comes from the fact that we congregated outdoors as a family in parks and at picnics. Friends and relatives would meet up on occasions, creating a lively atmosphere.

Our daily routine was to rise and shine early, make up your bed, shower dress and arrive at the breakfast table with a smile and a hearty good morning, “Buenos Dias dele Dios” (God give you a good day) The idea of health and happiness went together it was more like the idea of maintaining a good public image. She hammered in our heads the idea that we dress our best when we go outside the house, we don’t get drunk in public, and we do not eat while we walk or wear pajamas to the dinner table because it would have a negative impact on our image. Being beautiful was more than just looking good; it’s a way of life that emphasized aesthetics and good behavior. She ordered us to be “Good People” That was our Golden inheritance, from her to her children.

By the time I reached the age of fourteen I had become a troubled young man. I had grown up shining shoes in beer joints and whore houses up and down McCarty Drive in Port Houston Texas, gambling, stealing and running away from home had become a way of life, but very early in life, I had been influenced by three very wise men. My mother’s father “Papa Meme” would pull me up on the haunches of his horse and I would ride with him all day long listening to his stories and his singing, I thought I was living in heaven. When we returned to Mama Mina’s house “Tio Chale” would become my baby sitter, from him I learned how to read write and speak in Spanish. “Papa Lalo” would buy comic books in English and have me tell him the story in Spanish; he was a strong teacher and a versatile, easy-going workaholic. His workdays were often sixteen hours or more. He spent most of this time over the hot coal-fired forge and large anvil, hammering an edge on plows or horse shoes and other items used in farming communities around on both sides of the river. When I went to stay with him we were calabaza candy salesmen. Papa Lalo would make candy, barbacoa, chicharones and cabrito in the back yard and he and I would go to La Grulla, Los Ebanos, San Miguel, Peñitas and La Joya to sell our merchandize, and he made me carry the money, make the sales pitch and handle the change. He made me feel like the most important and fortunate person in the world. He made me promise that I would keep that feeling for the rest of my life as well as my faith in our Blessed Virgin Mary, my trust in the coming of the Kingdom of God, and my love and loyalty to Our Lady of Guadalupe, The mother of God.

All three of them were my idols but it was Papa Meme who convinced me to join the Marine Corp later on in my teen age years. He felt that fate had cheated my father, his primary ancestor, Carlos Cantú Gonzalez was the founder of Reynosa Tamaulipas and political enemies had conspired against him to relieve him of the position of Alcalde and Justicia Mayor of the town in 1757, the plague of 1918 had taken his mother away when he was only two years old and a bad decision by his foster mother had advised him against joining the Marine Corp and encouraged him to return to Mexico

When “Papa Lalo” died in 1957 I took it real hard and it’s about that time that I started running away from home. But when I signed up to join the Marine Corp in 1960, my “Papa Meme” reminded me that “Papa Lalo” had commended me to “Our Lady of Guadalupe in a promise” saying that if I lived to be a God Fearing young man, he would visit the Basilica in Mexico City. After “Papa Meme” died in 1966, I went to the Basilica in Mexico City and Presented Our Lady of Guadalupe with the following poem that I authored in Spanish in their honor and left a copy there with their names printed on the poem asking the Virgin of Guadalupe to carry their souls to Heavens Gates. Years later I translated it to English.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

On the twelfth day of December, in the early morning hours
We the faithful congregate, expressing this faith of ours
Dressing your beautiful feet, with lovely bouquets of flowers
Each of us has a connection, with your miracles and powers

You bring hope to they that suffer; darkness has no chance with you
Advocating for the humble, in protection of the truth
The flowers that we bring this morning are fruits of the seeds you sowed
Once upon a mountainside in Mexico, several hundred years ago

Today is Guadalupano day, and pilgrims like Juan Diego know
It’s when we forgive offenses, all the small, great, new and old
We break bread, as we drink chocolate, in a modest communion
Sharing Gods sweet gift of love for us, in a faithful reunion

O’ sweet Virgin Mary, mother of our precious Lord
You have made your apparitions, throughout the Christian world
But you have blessed all of America, increasing our spiritual worth
You’re the Queen of Catholic America, all of south central and north

© 1966 David Noe Cantú

Primo, muchas gracias! Thank you David for sharing with us and agreeing for me to make you comment originally posted at, La Herencia de Los Longoria by Noe Gonzalez Salazar, into a post for everyone to enjoy.