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Jacinto Escudero

So as starts the birth of a religious village, until the construction of the sanctuary where currently continues venerating this image, performing their festivities and religious acts on December 8. The Virgin of Juquila in history have begun to give worship to the Virgin of Juquila, at this time it is necessary weaving his story of considerable interest to the Oaxacan people. The small image of the mother of God, generally revered and visited year by year, since then by thousands of devotees is known with the name of Juquila. It has a third of vara (30 centimeters) and 2 fingers (85 centimeters) thickness, wears a tunic which falls the mantle that emerges from the shoulders and successfully arises under the left arm. Hair extends over the clothing, hands are joined to the chest, and modestly slanted eyes. It first belonged to Fray Jordan de Santa Catalina, then through donation of this religious at the power of a natural Amialtepec, pious and great devotee of Maria Indian. The residents of Amialtepec, where his new owner took her claimed to the singular image affection visiting her frequently and invoking it needs no doubt those requests were well received by the Queen of the heavens, because there were wonders wrought through his intercession, and soon the fame flew by the surrounding peoples and even came to places other than where devout pilgrims departed to visit the hut of Amialtepec that kept the Holy image. The news of these events reached the priest of the place, don Jacinto Escudero, educated and sensible, person who to prevent abuse easy to commit on pretexts of devotion in a private home away from the supervision of priests, overcoming the resistance of the sacred image owner moved it to the temple. Hence the devotion grew and the pilgrims increased considerably. He ran the year of 1633 when came the winter, the Indians put fire to the dry grass of the mountain, as it is usual among them, to achieve in spring green grass for cattle, this time, the fire It spread quickly and helped wind, soon made the shacks of Amialtepec dam, residents fled and from a near his mountain creston saw their houses devoured by flames, and the same temple where was the image of the Virgin, by the voracious fire, temples and houses disappeared, the danger passed, and spares the Indians of the fright, returning on the blackened floor to pick up what their things would have forgiven the fire, saw with surprise that was in effect a pile of ashes, but on this remaining whole, with its intact dresses and although slightly smoked, the image of Mary.

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