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The Extraordinary Life and Service of Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesús, the “Patron Saint of Texas” by Marion Oettinger, Curator of Latin American Art

Friday, October 25, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.



Price: Free with Museum admission.

Nicolas Enriquez (New Spain, active 1730-1780)

Frutos de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, ca. 1770

Fruits of the Holy Cross of the Miracles

Oil on copper, 20 in. x 14 1/4 in.

On loan from Collection of the Family of Philip Wrench, Houston

In this illustrated lecture, Dr. Oettinger examines two rare portraits of Fr. Margil, now on loan to the Museum.  It follows Oettinger on recent research trips to central Mexico where he explored Margil’s role in the founding Franciscan missionary colleges in Querétaro and Zacatecas in 1697 and 1706, respectively. 

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