Bernardino de Sahagun's Correct Suspicion
re: Virgen de Guadalupe

Bernardino de Sahagun's comment about his suspicion that Indigenous Mexica were not really worshipping the Virgin Mary

” Now that the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been built there, they call her Tonantzin too,the term refers to that ancient Tonantzin and this state of affairs should be remedied, because the proper name of the Mother of God is not Tonantzin, but Dios.
It seems to be a satanic device to mask idolatry and they come from far away to visit that Tonantzin, as much as before; a devotion which is also suspect because there are many churches of Our Lady everywhere and they do not go to them; and they come from faraway lands to this Tonantzin as of old.”

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Bernardino de Sahagun
Historia general de las cosas de nueva España I, lib 6 (1557)
About the author

Miguel Quimichipilli Bravo— Chicano-P'urhepecha from Venice, CA. Native-Indigenous spiritual activist, educator, lettering artist, musician, and Native spiritual run organizer since 2002. http://spiritrun.ws/