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shrines. It needs but the historical background to revive the spirit of the fifteenth century propaganda, and people these shadow shrines with shades of souls long since departed.
chapel of guadalupe
If the visitor is world-weary and seeks a lodge in some quiet wilderness he can find it at Guadalupe. Here no clanging gong disturbs the sacred echoes, and no rumble of traffic awakes the sleeping dead.
But like the faded flower her beauty has departed, and kind nature with tender sympathy has drawn over her face of mourning a veil of green to hide her scars and cover the naked bones in her ruined crypt.
Many and varied have been the fortunes of the historic spot. In 1601, 305 years ago, the foundations were laid under the direction of Fr. Antonio Herrera, son of the Spanish architect of the famous Escurial. The church and convent were of massive construction and so well-built