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Salamanca in Municipality of Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Vasco de Quiroga

 
 
Vasco de Quiroga Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
1. Vasco de Quiroga Marker
Inscription.  
La juventud misionera
signo de vida y esperanza de la
iglesia, rinde homenaje al Obispo
Don Vasco de Quiroga
como primer misionera de esta
región en el primer centenario
de la OSPA (Obra de San Pedro Apóstol) presente en todo el
mundo.
Liga Misional Juvenil
1889 OMPE (Obras Misionales Pontificio Episcopales) 1989
Salamanca, Gto. Dec. 89

English translation:
The missionary youth, the church’s hope and life, give tribute to the Bishop
Vasco de Quiroga
as the first missionary in this region, on the 100th anniversary of the OSPA’s (Works of Saint Peter the Apostle) worldwide presence.
Youth Missionary League
1889 OMPE (Pontifical Episcopal Missionary Works) 1989
Salamanca, Guanajuato, December 1989

 
Erected 1989 by Liga Misional Juvenil.
 
Location. 20° 34.207′ N, 101° 12.051′ W. Marker is in Salamanca, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Salamanca. Marker is on Calle Sánchez
Vasco de Quiroga statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
2. Vasco de Quiroga statue and Marker
Torrado just south of Calle Morelos, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Sánchez Torrado 103, Salamanca, Guanajuato 36700, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Parish Church of Salamanca (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of the Inquisitor (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Main Garden or Constitution Square (about 150 meters away); Valtierrilla (about 210 meters away); The Ex-Convent of Saint Augustine (about 210 meters away); Hacienda of the Cañada de Ortega Sanctuary (about 210 meters away); The Lord of the Hospital (about 210 meters away); The Founders of Salamanca (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salamanca.
 
Regarding Vasco de Quiroga.
Vasco de Quiroga (1470-1565) was the first bishop of Michoacán, Mexico. He is remembered for his support of the rights of indigenous peoples. There are some who believe that he may have visited the area that would eventually become the town of Salamanca prior to his death, although not before its definite establishment on January 1, 1603, as he died in 1565.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
Vasco de Quiroga statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
3. Vasco de Quiroga statue and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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