Catholic Glory: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato November 5, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Art and Architecture, awesomeness, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, history, priests, sanctity, Society, Tradition, Victory.
Well this is a place I’ll have to visit before I die. San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico is a historic city with many wonderfully preserved, and amazingly beautiful, Catholic churches. Prime among these is the Sanctuario de Jesus Nazareno de Atotonilco (located in a small town just outside San Miguel and built under the direction of a Father Neri between 1740 and 1776). I just stumbled on both the town and the Sanctuary accidentally recently on Wikipedia (yes, I’m that bizarre, I actually just sit and read encyclopedias, I have since I was a kid).
Just a bunch of pics below, mostly from the Sanctuario, but also of some other churches in the town of San Miguel. The town is I guess very much a tourist destination these days which has resulted in many historic churches being well preserved and maintained. Lots of really well executed baroque art and architecture. The Counter-Reformation at its finest. I pray one day, after the Counter-Modernist reform, we’ll see a new great new revival of beautiful Church art and architecture, perhaps in some new style, just as baroque evolved from Gothic and Romanesque.
Yeah, one day I’m taking a driving tour of Mexico. If the narcos war ever ends.