Guadalupe and Her Faithful

Latino Catholics in San Antonio, from Colonial Origins to the Present

by Timothy Matovina (Johns Hopkins University Press)


A study of the tradition of devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe as it is lived out by the parishioners of San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas. This devotion, Matovina shows, sustained the congregation through vast changes and power shifts, as the agricultural settlement of San Antonio became a U.S. metropolis.

The author teaches theology at Notre Dame, where he also directs the Cushaw Center for the Study of America Catholicism. The book is part of the John Hopkins University Press’s Lived Religions series.

(March 2006)