The Treasure of Guadalupe presents homilies and meditations on Guadalupe from contributors renowned for their pastoral leadership and theological creativity. Inspiring readers to probe how the Guadalupe tradition, the scriptures, and the spirituality of Advent can mutually enrich one another, the volume is a unique resource for preachers, pastoral agents who serve with Hispanic communities, and all believers who seek authentic Christian faith more firmly rooted in the native soil of the Americas.
Timothy Matovina is associate professor of theology and the William and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. Virgil Elizondo is Notre Dame Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology. In 2007 Rev. Elizondo was the recipient of the Catholic Theological Society of America's John Courtney Murray Award, for distinguished achievement in the study of theology. Allan Figueroa Deck is Executive Director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Facing the Dragon's Fire Chapter 3 Seized and Saturated by Gift: Living for Others Chapter 4 You Can Do It Chapter 5 Go Forward in Hope for the Promises of the Lord Will Be Fulfilled Chapter 6 Building Bridges as Worlds Collide Chapter 7 Who Can Help Us Better to Prepare for Christmas? Chapter 8 Treasure of Hope Chapter 9 Juan Diego: The Empowered Evangelizer Chapter 10 My Dear Juan Diego Chapter 11 "Till There Was You" Chapter 12 Converted by Beauty Chapter 13 The Virgin of the Massacre Chapter 14 Why Would Lutherans Celebrate the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe? A Theological Meditation Chapter 15 A Great Sign Appeared in the Sky Chapter 16 A Church of Hope Chapter 17 Appendix: The Text of the Nican Mopohua Chapter 18 List of Contributors Chapter 19 Further Reading Chapter 20 Illustration Credits Chapter 21 Index Chapter 22 About the Editors and Contributors