April 26, 2011


from Monica Palacios
to LFogarty, Oakland Museum
cc almaloveslupe@gmail.com
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 9:32 PM
subject In praise of "Our Lady" by Alma Lopez
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Ms. Fogarty,

I want to thank you for exhibiting the powerful and dynamic art piece "Our Lady" by Alma Lopez. Because of this distinctive work of art and Alma's lectures on the subject, I now view Our Lady of Guadalupe
as a Latina role model for the 21st century; strong, proud, determined, a super hero for all people. I am proud of Ms. Lopez for creating this piece and opening up our eyes and our hearts.

Monica Palacios


from Steven Young
to almaloveslupe@gmail.com
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:42 PM
subject Our Lady of Contraversy
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I saw your brief write-up on http://almalopez.net/ but i couldnt tell if you were for or against the exhibit....?


from Alma Lopez <almaloveslupe@gmail.com>
to Steven Young
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:54 PM
subject Re: Our Lady of Contraversy
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I am definitely for it... it's my own work on exhibition.


from Eric Sosa
reply-to Eric Sosa
to "almaloveslupe@gmail.com" <almaloveslupe@gmail.com>
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM
subject "Our Lady"
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If you are an Artist, why don't you create art from "scratch"?

Why do you have to take advantage of a 'known" person/character/being ?

Using the Virgin of Guadalupe to make yourself "known" is a quick and dirty way to do it.
Are you a dirty person? if not, this is the only impression I have of you from what you do...

Believe it or not, you are very, very offensive!!! How would you feel if someone offends you by making fun and ridiculizing something/someone that for you is very sacred (like your little relatives, yes, little niece, nephews). Put yourself in our shoes and tell me if you don't feel offended. Yes? I imagine that you have a human heart and feelings and YES it hurts!

If you make fun of the virgin of Guadalupe, you are making fun of my family. And that is VERY OFFENDING.
Other people who are not believers can Respect..... why can't you?

I always wonder why people like you don't make fun of other non-christian religious..... because you know what they are capable of doing.. if not, take a look at their countries, they kill for it... We Christians are not killers.

I Urge you to STOP making fun of the mother of GOD. I don't have to tell you that greater will be your punishment.
Do it for consideration to others. Do it because it is the right thing to do. Do it to show respect to the human kind, the Christian Catholic human kind.

Eric Sosa


from life is art
to almaloveslupe@gmail.com
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:18 AM
subject Mother Mary
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What can be said to a person who has decided to take on the Divine?
Only, I will pray that your heart will soften to the love of the Virgin Mother and the holy Spirit will seep in and transform your angst and rebellion to peace and adoration.
My dear Alma, you are taking on the Divine here. I am not sure you are enjoying the attention you are receiving. Jesus loves you and desires your heart to return to Him.

Terri Ayash

Peace of Christ be with you

Pax Christi sit semper vobiscum

La paix du Christ soit toujours avec vous


from Gloria Godoy <gloria@gloriagodoy.com>
to almaloveslupe@gmail.com
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 10:25 AM
subject Arte?
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Senora Lopez, usted es una persona digna de lastima. Usted no sabe lo que esta haciendo usando a la Madre de Dios para satisfacer los propositos de su podrida mente

La gente como usted son cobardes. Porque no hace una figura similar de Mohammed? Porque ataca y ofende a los Catolicos? Porque hipocritamente usa en su correo electronico la palabras lovelupe cuando lo que esta haciendo claramente es inspirado por el infierno mismo?

Le voy a decir que yo voy a orar por usted y por todos los “muertos en vida” como usted, que han matado su conciencia y han silenciado la voz de la verdad para offender a Dios atacando a su Santa Madre. Espero que la Misericordia Divina la rescate, y que usted se deje rescatar antes de que se valla de este mundo. Despues de haber partido, no puede hacer nada y el sufrimiento que le espera es interminable.

Que Dios tenga Misericordia de usted y todoy los que apoyan su basura.

Gloria Godoy


from Usuario <Usuario@prodigy.net.mx>
to almaloveslupe@gmail.com
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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Very offensive art to all those who love and hold Our lady of Guadalupe close to our hearts. Are there no other subjects to draw on except the sacred ones? So what happened to The Da Vinci Code, is it still relevant? How many churches are full of people who worship God and venerate Our Lady inspite of Dan Brown. What has happened to him except grow rich. Is he happy? Are you happy with your art work that offends so many? What is your future going to be like?.Will this sacrilegeous work bring you happiness and peace?


from Robert Guida
to almaloveslupe@gmail.com
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:03 AM
subject Copy of e mail sent to me
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Below is the text-I have not read your book but I would gather such an image would offend many-as a writer myself i am showing you this which I am sure you are aware of as the Book itself is a response to the original protests

How much longer will God put up with the blasphemies against the purity of His Most Holy Mother?

The latest is the new book called Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez's Irreverent Apparition. It is being offered for sale on Amazon.com, the world's largest bookseller.

On the cover is a photo of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a floral bikini.

Please sign the urgent petition to Amazon.com

According to Amazon's website, the book refers to:

"Months before Alma Lopez's digital collage Our Lady of Controversy was shown at the Museum of International Folk Art in 2001, the museum began receiving angry phone calls from community activists and Catholic leaders who demanded that the image not be displayed. Protest rallies, prayer vigils, and death threats ensued, but the provocative image of la Virgen de Guadalupe (hands on hips, clad only in roses, and exalted by a bare-breasted butterfly angel) remained on exhibition."

Do you think Amazon would carry a similar book about Mohammed's wife or daughter?

Of course, they would not.

Then why is Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Mother of God, blasphemed? And this is considered acceptable.

That's why I ask you to sign this urgent petition to Amazon.com, asking them to please remove this blasphemous book called Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez's Irreverent Apparition.

Thank you!

from Alma Lopez <almaloveslupe@gmail.com>
to Robert Guida
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 10:54 AM
subject Re: Copy of e mail sent to me
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Robert Guida,

thanks for letting me know.


from Robert Guida
to Alma Lopez <almaloveslupe@gmail.com>
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:55 PM
subject Re: Copy of e mail sent to me
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Sure and may God bless you
No preaching from me :)
Be well and I hope to read your work (I will after like ten friends books and three plays i am finishing LOL
Robert Guida


from Marlys
to almaloveslupe@gmail.com
date Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 10:25 PM
subject You are SICK
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How can you speak that way of our Lady the Mother of God !!
Mercy Sunday is approaching...May God Have Mercy on you if you think out Blessed Mother is like this.
Please stop this against out Blessed Mother.

from Alma Lopez <almaloveslupe@gmail.com>
to Marlys
date Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 10:28 PM
subject "Our Lady" at the Oakland Museum Re: You are SICK
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If you are emailing regarding my "Our Lady" print currently on view in
the exhibition Contemporary Coda at the Oakland Museum of California,
thanks for your interest.

To learn more about the print, we suggest you read "Our Lady of
Controversy: Alma López's 'Irreverent Apparition'" published by the
University of Texas Press, 2011.

You can purchase the book at the Oakland Museum store or you can order
online at a 33% discount, directly from the press at

Lupe LOVES you and may the Goddess bless you.

from Marlys
to Alma Lopez <almaloveslupe@gmail.com>
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:12 AM
subject Re: "Our Lady" at the Oakland Museum Re: You are SICK
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Not Interested. It is very disrespectful to Our Blessed Mother !

from Marlys
to Alma Lopez <almaloveslupe@gmail.com>
date Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM
subject Re: "Our Lady" at the Oakland Museum Re: You are SICK
hide details 12:24 AM
I don't think you understand. This is against my CATHOLIC belief. It is so sad that you would think this is something good. "Our Lady" is the Blessed Mother of Jesus. You should watch the Passion of Christ. My and your God loves you and forgives you for you know not what you are doing.
I do not want your Lupe love or your goddess blessing. I will pray for you. Please stop this blasphemy against our Blessed Mother.