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Saint Simon Apostle Parish

Angangueo

With a style that ranges between Neoclassical and Neo-Gothic, this church built in the 19th century was the other side of the coin in this speech of faith in the town.

While the opposite temple was limited to receiving certain social groups, this one, on the contrary, welcomed all miners, workers and peasants without any restriction, earning among the inhabitants the endearing title of “la iglesia de los pobres” (“the church of the poor”).

Far from being a derogatory adjective, it earned San Simon the affection of locals and strangers, who found shelter in the temple that received them and continues to receive them from its steps, where on holidays, are filled with children and parents who come to celebrate a baptism or a first communion.

At the altar, the faithful ones go to pray to the patron saint and request favors to the image of the Holy Burial, which they assure always accompanied the miners and restored their strength after the two unfortunate events.

On the outside, the light blue color of its facade is striking, inside the presence of white is not absolute, as it is combined with the gold of its vaults and the pink quarry in its frames and columns. On the altar, there also resides a Virgin of Guadalupe protected by two angels at the sides with their gigantic open wings.
With a style that ranges between Neoclassical and Neo-Gothic, this church built in the 19th century was the other side of the coin in this speech of faith in the town.

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While the opposite temple was limited to receiving certain social groups, this one, on the contrary, welcomed all miners, workers and peasants without any restriction, earning among the inhabitants the endearing title of “la iglesia de los pobres” (“the church of the poor”).

Far from being a derogatory adjective, it earned San Simon the affection of locals and strangers, who found shelter in the temple that received them and continues to receive them from its steps, where on holidays, are filled with children and parents who come to celebrate a baptism or a first communion.

At the altar, the faithful ones go to pray to the patron saint and request favors to the image of the Holy Burial, which they assure always accompanied the miners and restored their strength after the two unfortunate events.

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