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"Filipino Crusaders for the Family Rosary: A History of Localization"

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Rossitza Guenkova-Fernandez   847.491.3611

Group: Religious Studies Department

Category: Academic


Northwestern series on Prayer

"Filipino Crusaders for the Family Rosary: A History of Localization"

Lecture by Deirde de la Cruz, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of History, University of Michigan

An American apostolate born out of the Catholic Cold War, the Family Rosary Crusade was one of the first organizations of its kind to recognize and self-consciously deploy various media—including rallies, film, and television—as tools for the worldwide propagation of devotion to the Virgin Mary through rosary prayer. But what would happen when the “Crusades” took root and developed elsewhere? This talk will examine the history of the Rosary Crusades in the Philippines from the 1950s through the 1980s, paying particular attention to how Filipinos took up the mantle of mission, transforming Filipino Marian devotion and mass mediated religious culture in the islands.

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