Updated: Dec. 20, 2012
NEW STORIES TAPED MONTHLY:
Taping with Cristero Revolution Descendants
(By appointment only)
Saturdays, 9am to 12 noon
Call to schedule your appointment for 2013:
"For Greater Glory" DVD
and Companion Book
free for checking out with a valid
Ventura County Library Card
Port Hueneme Library, 510 Park Ave., Port Hueneme 93041
Welcome to the website for Abandoned Angels©, a Historical Fiction.
Two young families struggling to survive find themselves on opposite sides of a religious civil war known as the Cristero Revolution.
It's 1926 and Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles and his cabinet are plotting the destruction of the Catholic faith with the passage of Ley Calles, a penal code enforcing persecution against Catholics and the Church. As religious oppression worsens, the Vatican denounces the government yet suspends all religious practices indefinitely. Priests are hunted down and murdered, school teachers are forced to renounce God in order to keep their jobs, while land and buildings including schools, convents, churches and seminaries are confiscated.
With their beloved religion forsaken, groups of Catholics rise up and demand religious freedoms only to face assassination squads known as the Federales, which shape and sustain the Cristero Revolution. (Photo features Victoriano "El Catorce" Ramirez, General for the Cristero forces "Los Dragones" of Los Altos de Jalisco.)
Abandoned Angels© is based on my family's true stories during the Cristero Revolution: the battle for freedom of Mexican souls or continued government censorship through unrelenting torment of atheistic rulers.
Abandoned Angels© is my first novel.
Special Discussions featuring TV Interviews, Radio Programs and Articles featuring "Abandoned Angels - A Historical Novel" and the Cristero Revolution
Special Discussions on "Expanding on the Cristero Revolution"
Sat., Oct. 13 Cristero Revolution presentation featured several summaries of oral histories by several local families whose ancestors experienced the Cristero Revolution, recorded in partnership with KadyTV.com.
"For Greater Glory" ("Cristiada") is a new movie based on the Cristero Revolution, and as a result, many questions have arisen regarding the Cristero Revolution. I've been encouraged to discuss and answer questions on the Cristero Revolution during evening talks scheduled June-October. Discussions were free, taking place in Port Hueneme, Ventura and Oxnard.
NEW: Port Hueneme Library now has "For Greater Glory" DVD and companion book available for borrowing. You can visit the library at 510 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme. Hours vary M-Sat. (Closed Sunday).
TBD: Spanish Language Presentation at Consul General, Oxnard Office
Read what people have said regarding Cristero Revolution discussions:
"Fantastic presentation on the Cristeros. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the community. Best wishes and congrats on your book!" - Joyce
"..very much enjoyed the article...also saw "For Greater Glory"...enlightened me and gave me greater respect for the Mexican people for defending their right to worship. I see our religious freedoms ebbing in our country little by little. We need to take a lesson from these great men and women. Viva Cristo Rey!" - Len
...with more feedback featured on the "About The Author" page
NEW TV Interviews!
Taping of oral histories by descendants from the Cristero Revolution by Sylvia Munoz Schnopp and KADYTV.com helped tell ancestral stories.
New interviews by:
Next taping is Sat., Oct. 20 from 9 to noon. Stay tuned for additional dates of taping. Reservations required; call 805 340-0057 to schedule your appointment.
Radio Formula - Exclusive live interview in Spanish with Charles Allison on Gold Coast Broadcasting 1590 AM on Wed., Sept. 12.
Radio Interview on Monday, July 23, 1pm PST with Rick Mizuno on IndiesInMotion
from Los Angeles. Listen www.GVBradio.com
, Channel 1.
Ventura County Star Article on July 10 entitled, "Spotlighting A Lost War" was featured on the front page. Online article features "Hueneme Councilwoman Speaks On Family's Involvement In Revolution",with family photos.
Amigos 805 PublicationJuly 2012 publication featured "Commentary: Remembering a family's history" story by Frank X. Moraga. Also online: www.Amigos805.com
TV Segments on KadyTV.com and YouTube:
Six segments on the Cristero Revolution are now available on YouTube:
Pre-published discounts for "Abandoned Angels" will be available at end of 2012.
Stay tuned for further details or sign up for more information on the "Contact Us" web page.
Sylvia Munoz Schnopp
A 21st Century Cristero
(Photo of me in brown dress with Great Uncle and Former Mayor of Ocotlan, Francisco "Pancho" Vargas,his wife,Tia Chuy at their home in Ocotlan, Jalisco.)