María Ruiz Scaperlanda is an award-winning journalist and author. The Shepherd Who Didn't
Run: Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma
(Our Sunday Visitor) is her sixth book. In June
2016, she was presented with the St. Francis de
Sales Award by the Catholic Press Association
for her contributions to Catholic journalism.
Even before the sun breaks through the horizon on December 12, the burst of firecrackers rings throughout Mexico to announce the greatest national fiesta of the year—the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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