Juan Diego, a 57-year old peasant farmer, was on his way to Mass on December 9, 1531, when he heard someone sweetly calling his name from atop Tepeyac Hill, near the small Mexican village of Tlatelolco. Once he climbed the hill, he saw a beautiful Mexican girl who identified herself as the Virgin Mary. She asked him to build a church on the hill to express the special love she had for the Mexican natives. She instructed Juan to first get permission from the bishop, who upon hearing Juan's story, asked for a tangible sign that she was the Mother of God. At Our Lady's direction, Juan gathered roses-miraculously blooming in winter-in his tilma, or cloak, to bring to the bishop as a sign. As Juan untied the corners of the tilma, the roses fell to the floor-and the bishop fell to his knees. For there, on the front of the tilma was Our Lady's image, exactly as Juan had seen her. In only 13 days, a small chapel was completed in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the tilma was carried forward in a festive procession. In the nine years that followed, nine million natives were baptized. Today, an average of 1,500 people each day kneel before the tilma, which has sustained its perfect image for almost 500 years, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
Will receive 1 Virgin Mary Figure
Size Options: Small, Medium
Small Size:~ 4 Inch x 1.5 Inch
Medium Size:~ 4.5 Inch x 2 Inch
Small Size comes with Prayer card.
- Made in China
- Each one will be slightly different by size, shape, and appearance due to manufacturing!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, please intercede for the Holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the True God, obtain for us from thy most Holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen.