Conny Méndez

Conny Méndez

Born in Caracas, Venezuela on April 11, 1898, the daughter of distinguished author and poet Don Eugenio Méndez y Mendoza and Doña Lastenia Guzmán de Méndez y Mendoza. She devoted many years of her life to the theatre, as producer, director and actress in productions benefiting the International Red Cross Society during the years when the Society was under the direction of Chairwoman Doña Margarita de Guinand. Her Musical output consists of more that forty compositions, the best known of which are in a folkloric vein and are still available in international record stores. Her classical and romantic works cover a wide range, including an Oratorio in the sacred tradition. She is the author of numerous poems as well as composer of all lyrics for her music, and has performed at many international concerts featuring her own music. In 1946, she founded the Christian Metaphysics Movement in Venezuela, and began to dedicate herself completely to this esoteric teaching, bringing her writings and lectures to the major cities of Central and South America. The Venezuelan government has accorded her many high honors in recognition of her achievements: The Diploma and 400th Anniversary Gold Button in 1967, The Good Citizen Diploma and Medal in 1968, and The Order Diego de Losada, 2nd Class, in 1976. She also received many distinctions and awards for her artistic achievements, as well as a number of honorific plaques in recognition of her work in the field of Christian Metaphysics.

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