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“Save Our Lady of Guadalupe! Save our Church!” Memories of these rallying cries rang in Frances’s ears as she completed her daily walk past her parish church, Our Lady of Guadalupe. “I know, I know,” she said to herself, “I promise, Virgencita, (little Virgin) I will help María save the church. How can I say no to you? I can’t say no to María!”

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Religious Belief Ethnic Identity Kansas City Female Leadership Cultural Memory 
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