|Br. Mickey Mc Grath- OSFS|
A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized and given the name Juan Diego. He was a 57-year-old widower and lived in a small village near Mexico City. On Saturday morning, December 9, 1531, he was on his way to a nearby barrio to attend Mass in honor of Our Lady.
|Hubbard Museum- Ruidoso, NM|
When Juan Diego opened his tilma in the bishop’s presence, the roses fell to the ground and the bishop sank to his knees. On Juan Diego’s tilma appeared an image of the Blessed Mother exactly as she had appeared at the hill of Tepeyac. It was December 12, 1531.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is affectionately known as La Morenita, ‘the little dark one’, and she is revered by millions of Catholics in Mexico and in our own country. These days, Juan’s tilma with the image on it hangs in the basilica built on the spot, as ordered by the convinced Bishop de Zumárraga. The image of the Virgen de Guadalupe remains clearly imprinted on the miraculous cloak without visible signs of deterioration.
In 1999, Bl. John Paul II affirmed Our Lady of Guadalupe as the "Patroness of the Americas" and her feast became a solemnity for Catholics throughout the Western Hemisphere.
We are all familiar with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, but in this blog I present some other less familiar images, mostly modern. Blessed Feast!
|Stephen Whatley- British|
|Rain Ririn- California|
|My Friend- Br. Arturo Olivos-SFO-NM|
|Another by Br. Arturo|
|Jan Oliver- Colorado|
|Dan Paulos- New Mexico|