Morelia

The center of the Michoacan state which shares its name with Michigan, defined as where ‘fish abound’ in indigenous languages. The native language does not exist anywhere else in Mexico but connects with the Zuni Indians of America. There is over 124 miles of coastline and is the agriculture center of all avocados produced in the world.
The main church is the second highest in all of Mexico, Puebla has the tallest. The cathedral is the only Catholic Church in Mexico dedicated to Christ, not Mary. It is one of 21 churches in the city, each with a dome marking the number of centuries.
The seven arches in most of the buildings to include the convents, monastery and colleges represent perfection. The first college was started by the Jesuits in 1767 who did not have a feminine brand as did other religions. They also took in indigenous boys who would trade time and work for education.

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2 Replies to “Morelia”

  1. Thanks for including me in your trip to Mexico. So interesting, such beautiful pictures. I look forward to your posts each day!

  2. Thanks for the pictures and interesting info. I would love to take a pilgrimage there. Twenty-one churches in one city! Avocados! 121 miles of coast! Old V W bugs! Heavenly! Can’t wait to hear more about it this summer.

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