by Coach Bear
June 27, 2005
The entire shrine was destroyed by the government early in the 20th century because the president at that time believed that the Church had more power than he. However, donations from the local peasants helped to fund the rebuilding of the shrine. You will be able to see the attitude of the people of this wonderful area. They believe that honor should go to God and the best should be given him, even though they are in poverty. All of this is reflected in the ostentatious surroundings of Cristo Rey.
From journal Guanajuato: City of History, or Myth?