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Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes

 
 
Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
1. Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker
Inscription.
Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes.
Fue construida en el siglo XVIII, formó parte del
Antiguo Colegio de las Doncellas de Nuestra
Señora de la Caridad, conocido como Colegio
de Niñas, institución franciscana para niñas
huérfanas mestizas y españolas. En el siglo XIX
fue erigida en parroquia de la colonia francesa
en México.

English translation:
Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes.
It was constructed in the 18th century, forming part of the Old College for Damsels of Our Lady of Charity, also known as the Girls’ College, a Franciscan institution for mixed-race and Spanish orphan girls. In the 19th century it was converted into the parish church for the French living in Mexico City.

 
Location. 19° 25.919′ N, 99° 8.319′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Calle Bolivar, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 Calle Bolivar, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Golden Rooster Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); House of José y Francisco Fagoaga y Villaurruña (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line);
An additional Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
2. An additional Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker
This additional informational marker is mounted to the doors of the church and includes the hours of masses and contact information.
Hotel de la Gran Sociedad (about 210 meters away); Palace of the Counts of San Mateo Valparaiso (about 240 meters away); House of Pedro Romero de Terreros (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); La Casa de los Azulejos (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Chapel of the Marquis of Salvatierra (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Calle de las Carreras (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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An additional nearby marker mounted to the front of the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
3. An additional nearby marker mounted to the front of the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Church
There are many additional markers such as this in the Historic Center of Mexico City. They attempt to give additional details about the area’s rich history, usually through quotes from literature. This additional marker describes a small part of the 1985 earthquake which so affected Mexico City. It reads:

Ciudad de México
Centro Histórico
El 19 de septiembre, en la capital, muchos carecieron de
la oportunidad de profundizar en su miedo. […] Convocada
por su propio impulso, la ciudadanía, decide existir a través
de la solidaridad, del ir y venir frenético, del agolpamiento
presuroso y valeroso, de la preocupación por otros
que, en la prueba límite, es ajena al riesgo y al cansancio.
Carlos Monsiváis,
de “Los dias del terremoto", en Entrada Libre, Año 1987, Siglo XX

English translation:
The Historic Center of Mexico City
On September 19 in the capital, many lacked the opportunity to deepen their fear. [...] Summoned by their own impulse, by a feeling of citizenship, they decided to exist through solidarity, the frenzy of coming and going, the rush of being hurried and courageous, of showing concern for others, which, in the last, is foreign to any risk or fatigue.
Carlos Monsiváis,
from "The days of the Earthquake", in Entrada Libre, 1987
Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
4. Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker
The small marker is to the left of the main entryway to the church.
Interior of the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
5. Interior of the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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