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Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico — The Northeast (North America)
 

Pope John Paul II's Monterrey Visit

 
 
Pope John Paul II's Monterrey Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. Pope John Paul II's Monterrey Visit Marker
Inscription.  

Este dia, 10 de mayo de 1990, S.S. el Papa Juan Pablo II, se digno orar en esta Santa Iglesia Catedral de Ntra. Sra. de Monterrey, en ocasión de su segunda visita pastroral a esta ciudad metropolitana

English translation:
On May 10, 1990, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, saw fit to pray in this Holy Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Monterrey, on the occasion of his second pastoral visit to this metropolitan city.
 
Erected 1990.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1990.
 
Location. 25° 39.939′ N, 100° 18.587′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Marker is on Juan Zuazua just north of Padre Raymundo Jardón, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterrey NLE 64000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Monterrey Casino (within shouting distance of this marker); MARCO Museum
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce Beacon (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Retreat Position of the Mexican Army (about 150 meters away); Juan José Hinojosa (about 180 meters away); House of the Eagles (about 210 meters away); Monterrey Surrender Site (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
 
Pope John Paul II's Monterrey Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. Pope John Paul II's Monterrey Visit Marker
The marker is mounted to the facade of the cathedral, to the right of its main entryway. Note the bells below the marker, with the middle bell having a date of 1836.
The Cathedral of Monterrey image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
3. The Cathedral of Monterrey
An interior view of the Cathedral of Monterrey image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
4. An interior view of the Cathedral of Monterrey
A statue of the priest Raymundo Jardón in the nearby cathedral garden image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
5. A statue of the priest Raymundo Jardón in the nearby cathedral garden
The large tablets below the statue contain the following and a prayer for his canonization. The first tablet reads:

Sacerdote Raymundo Jardón Herrera
Nacio en Tenancingo Estado de Mexico 21 de enero de 1897
Murio en esta ciudad el 6 de enero de 1934
Fue un incansable trabajador del Reino de Jesucristo; promovio la devoción a la Santisima Virgen Maria; formo en las virtudes civicas y cristianas a los niños y a los jóvenes; fue un padre bondadoso de los necesitados. Los amigos del Padre Jardon dedican a la posteridad esta imagen. Homenaje de gratitud al bienhechor de feliz memoria.
Ciudad de Nuestra Señora de Monterrey N.L. Mexico
Julio 1985
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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