Virgen de Guadalupe Shirt by Highway 286 2007

The Virgin Mary is a cen­tral fig­ure in folk Catholicism in Latin America, es­pe­cially Mexico. Also called the Patroness of the Americas, the Virgin of Guadalupe is fea­tured on many ob­jects mi­grants take on their jour­neys, from prayer cards, ban­danas, to t-shirts. Her pres­ence on mi­grant trails in­di­cates the im­por­tance of spir­i­tu­al­ity and faith to migrants.