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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros

 
 
Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2017
1. Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros Marker
The marker was recently retouched.
Inscription.
Fray
Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros

1657-1726
Guardian del Convento
de la Santa Cruz de Queretaro
1696-1700
Fundador del Colegio Apostolico
de Propaganda Fide en Guatemala
1701
Fundador del Colegio Apostolico
de Propaganda Fide en Zacatecas
1707

Dedicacion – Oct. 8 – 1957

English translation:
Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros
1657-1726
Guardian of the Convent
of the Holy Cross of Querétaro
1696-1700
Founder of the Apostolic College for the Propagation of the Faith in Guatemala
1701
Founder of the Apostolic College for the Propagation of the Faith in Zacatecas
1707

Dedication – Oct. 8 – 1957

 
Erected 1957.
 
Location. 20° 35.581′ N, 100° 23.009′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker can be reached from Calle Independencia. Touch for map. The marker is in an interior courtyard of the Convento de la Santa Cruz, just south of the main church body and reachable by the convent's visitors entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 26, 2017
2. Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros Marker
of this marker. Historical Events at the Temple of the Holy Cross (a few steps from this marker); Temple and Convent of Santa Cruz (a few steps from this marker); Founding and History of the Temple of the Holy Cross (a few steps from this marker); Friar Antonio de Jesus María Linaz Massanli (within shouting distance of this marker); Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Friar Junipero Serra (about 90 meters away); Fountain of the Virgin del Pilar (about 90 meters away); The Founders of Santiago de Querétaro (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros statue, restored marker and additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2017
3. Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros statue, restored marker and additional marker
Unfortunately, it appears that during the marker restoration the statue's staff has been removed, which is essential to the history of the missionary Margil. The statue is marked 'J. Salinas V., Agosto de 18 de 1957, Zaragoza 177, Qro.'
Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 26, 2017
4. Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros Marker
Note that the statue of Friar Margil holds a wooden staff. Legend says that he brought a walking stick back from one of his many trips and planted it at the convent. The staff took root and continued to grow into a large bush with thorns in the shape of the cross. The convent sells the cross-like thorns as a souvenir for visitors. It is likely that the staff was from the plant Gleditsia triacanthos L.
The garden where the "spines of the cross" are grown at the convent. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 26, 2017
5. The garden where the "spines of the cross" are grown at the convent.
The dome of the Temple of the Holy Cross can be seen in the distance.
An additional, newly placed marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2017
6. An additional, newly placed marker
This additional, possibly older, marker was recently placed in front of the statue and marker dedicated to Margil. It reads:

En esta loma de S. Gremal se libro la batalla entre cristianos y gentiles el 25 de julio de 1531 y aqui se celebro al dia siguiente la primera misa, bautizandose en el mismo año los primeros queretanos

English translation:
On this hill of Sangremal (“Bad Blood”) a battle was fought between Christians and gentiles on July 25, 1531 and here was celebrated the first mass on the following day, baptizing in that same year the first Queretanos.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 15, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on May 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on December 15, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on December 15, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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