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Priest with pastoral care background starts at St. Mark’s

When Michael Schirmacher greets people at St. Mark’s Anglican/Episcopal Church in Guadalajara, he is as likely as not to ask, “How are you?” He confirms that his propensity for this particular greeting, common enough in everyday life but perhaps a bit unusual for a priest, probably stems from his background in pastoral care at hospitals.


Medieval goings-on at Centinela

A Medieval Festival sponsored by Zapopan city hall offers fun for all ages Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 in the Parque del Centinela to the north of the metropolitan area.

Day of the Dead market gruesome as ever

As Guadalajara gears up for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebrations next weekend, the traditional market in Parque Morelos is once again open for business, selling all manner of traditional foods, toys, trinkets and materials for altars. 

Marathon sign-ups reach 4,000

Long-distance runners are busy signing up for the 2019 Guadalajara Marathon, which takes place on the morning of Sunday, November 3 along 42 kilometers of city streets. Organizers anticipate that at least 5,000 runners will register for the annual event, now in its 35th year.