Our Lady of Guadalupe (Apparitions: 1531) is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary, following her multiple appearances to Juan Diego in 1531 on a hillside near Mexico City.
The Blessed Virgin Mary healed his uncle who was near to death and asked Juan to pick some flowers which she arranged and he put inside his cloak. Later when he opened the cloak, in front of the local Bishop, the flowers fell to the floor leaving behind the now world-famous self-image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
A Chapel was hastily built at the apparition site. While the cloak was being taken to be displayed inside, a local Indian was accidentally hit in the neck by an arrow. As the arrow was removed, the Indian man’s wound miraculously healed. Today, many millions of people continue to visit the shrine annually, making it the most visited Marian Shrine in the world.
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the 12th of December.
Our Lady of Guadalupe:
Dearest Lady, fruitful Mother of Holiness, teach me Your ways of gentleness and strength. Hear my prayer, offered with deep felt confidence to beg this favour… (State your request). (Extract from a prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Glory be to the…