Jessie Riddle (Indiana University)
Rose Park, a neighborhood in northwest Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is well known among local Catholics for its annual celebrations for the feast day of la Virgen. In the last two years, much smaller celebrations have thrown into relief the relationships between la Lupita, clergy and parish members, and the neighborhood community. This paper explores how performances of Guadalupan devotion and associated material objects are rooted in vernacular religious creation and habitation of place, referred to in this paper as “dwelling,” and in translocal rituals of pilgrimage.
Part of 01-07 Pilgrimage and Place, Thursday, October 13, 8:00 am–10:00 am