I also remember all the “teaching tools” that my mom utilized in order to teach us the brand of Catholicism known as Mexican Catholicism. Her Mexican Catholicism and beliefs were passed down to her by her parents, and probably for generations. Praying El Rosario in espanol, praying to La Virgen de Guadalupe, reading La Sagrada Bibilia, going to La Iglesia, 12 years of Catholic School, and of course, seeing the many IMAGES of religion, were some of the tools used.
One of the tools that my mom used were posters hung up on the walls in our house. Kids learn from images. Do any of you remember the classic “Dos Caminos” poster? This is the poster where it shows a little guy at a crossroads—one road had all the vices: loose women, gambling dice, empty wine bottles, etc. and that road led to a fiery Hell. The other road was paved with good works and of course, led to the great paradise that is Heaven. The poster was supposed to be a visual aid in learning right from wrong, and choosing the “right” road to travel in life.
I found a version of the “Dos Caminos” poster online and here it is for your viewing pleasure. However, I don’t think it’s the same one that my mom had for us.