Our Lady of Guadalupe

Tepeyac Hill, Mexico City
Patron Saint Of:
Mexico and the Americas
Feast day:
December 12

Juan Diego,a converted Catholic elderly man born under Aztec rule, follows the beautiful sound of birds and ends up coming face-to-face with a radiant apparition of the Virgin Mary. She appears as a native princess to him, calms the startled traveler, and assures him of who she is. She instructs Juan Diego to visit his bishop and ask that a temple be built on the site of her appearance, so that she will have a place to hear petitions and to heal the suffering of the Mexican people.“ The bishop doesn’t believe the peasant and it takes a sign delivered by Juan Diego of flowers that contain the image of Our Lady to convince the bishop. The temple is there today and serves as a popular pilgrimage site.

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Source: https://www.ncronline.org/news/spirituality/our-lady-guadalupe-feast-byzantine-catholics-too