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Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus

 
 
Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
1. Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus Marker
Inscription.  
Al insigne humanista
Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus
Fundador del primer Colegio Apostolico para propagación de la fe en America en el Convento de la Santa Cruz de Queretaro en 1683, maestro meritísimo del pueblo queretano en la cultura, civilizadora desde Texas, E.U. hasta Nicaragua.
Al dedicarle este monumento se rinde honor del igual manera a la pléyade de civilizadores que con su esfuerzo contribuyeron a fusionar el encuentro de dos cultura.

English translation:
The famous humanist
Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus
Founder of the first Apostolic College for the spreading of the faith in the Americas at the Convent of the Holy Cross in Querétaro in 1683, a meritorious teacher of the people of Querétaro in culture, a carrier of civilization from Texas, USA all the way to Nicaragua.
By dedicating this monument honor is given in the same way to the host of bringers of civilization whose efforts helped to merge the encounter of two cultures.

 
Erected 1984.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work
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Churches & ReligionNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1683.
 
Location. 20° 35.575′ N, 100° 23.062′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Manuel Acuña and Calle Independencia, on the right on Calle Manuel Acuña. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friar Junipero Serra (here, next to this marker); Fountain of the Virgin del Pilar (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founders of Santiago de Querétaro (within shouting distance of this marker); Querétaro, Cultural Heritage of Humanity (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding and History of the Church of the Holy Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple and Convent of Santa Cruz (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Events at the Church of the Holy Cross (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
2. Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus Marker
The marker and statue are on the right. The marker and statue of Friar Junípero Serra is on the left. The Temple of the Holy Cross can be seen in the background.
Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
3. Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus Marker
This detail from the statue of Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus shows a map of Mexico, Guatemala and the present-day United States, just some of the many places where he traveled and worked. Along the top-left of this image it says "la misma nada" (nothingness itself) which was how the humble friar referred to himself in correspondence.
Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus statue above the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2018
4. Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus statue above the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   4. submitted on May 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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