¡Ay viene el Papa!

As you may know our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI will be arriving soon to the US.  He had a letter in preparation for his visit, I thought it meant alot that part of his message was in Spanish!  He knows that many of us are muy católicos!  I remember when John Paul came to San Anto and had a gathering en el mero hueso (El West Side) at Plaza Guadalupe.  What an honor for la raza to have the pope visit them in one of the poorest and proudest, and most religious, places in the city.  El primo Joe Lopez, of Gallista Gallery, participated in the making of a poster commemorating the visit in 1987.  Way to go Joe!

This time around, the president of the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), here in San Antonio, will be going to Washington DC to meet pope Benedict.  MACC was invited by the bishops of the US.  ¡Que viva el Papa!

St. Anthony

 

I just heard from a classmate from my high school years at St. Anthony here in San Antonio.  It made me start to reminesce about the old days… I remember we had a festival one year where a Conjunto band played. They were called Los Hermanos Villarreal.  It was three brothers and their dad.  Why do I remember them? because they later became Los Desperadoz!  It is amazing how things happen because they performed before a rock band with a St. Anthony student on drums (Joey Machado for anyone curious).  I don’t remember the name of that band but I do remember that they played what was hot at the time: Loverboy, REO, etc.  Anyways, it is always good to relive the glory days! lol.  Go ‘Jackets!