The basilica is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, and the world's third most-visited sacred site. Catholic accounts claim that the Virgin Mary appeared four times before Juan Diego and once more before Juan Diego's uncle. According to those Catholic version accounts, the first apparition occurred on the morning of December 9,when it is said that a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego experienced a vision of a young woman at a place called the Hill of Tepeyacwhich would become part of Villa de Guadalupein a suburb of Mexico City.
Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. Public celebrations, or fiestas, are held in honor of Mary, the Virgin of Guadalupe, on December
The well authenticated story of the five apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary is briefly related here:. As he was passing Tepeyac Hill, he saw a brilliant light on the summit and heard the strains of celestial music. Filled with wonder, he stopped.
One of the most important sites in Catholicism is located in the outskirts of Mexico City. She requested that a shrine to her be built there, and Juan Diego quickly relayed the message to the archbishop. Appearing a second time, the Virgin told Juan Diego to return the next day.
Juan Diego in a vision in The name also refers to the Marian apparition itself. Our Lady of Guadalupe holds a special place in the religious life of Mexico and is one of the most popular religious devotions.
Post a Comment. Monday, December 21, The Virgin of Guadalupe reveals a language mystery. The image of the Virgin in the Basilica in Mexico City.
This miraculous image spoke to the Aztecs in their symbolic—or glyphic—language on many levels. But primarily the imagery showed who the Lady of Tepeyac was and her power exemplified by being " clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. The results of this singular miracle was nothing less than miraculous itself as the native Indians of Mexico began to convert to the One, True Catholic Faith by the millions.
Viviana Grieco, an expert on the Spanish Conquest. The Virgin of Guadalupe is the Catholic title for the Virgin Mary, a religious icon to the Mexican people who is more than a version of the Mother of God: She is a national symbol. What many do not know is that this goddess who is revered and considered a Christian deity is actually the prodict of a cross between Christian mythology and an ancient Nahua goddess called Tonantzin. Even more interesting is how this myth came to be.
Also, the Lady told him that when he would go to see the bishop, to reveal to him what he had seen and to explain the miraculous manner in which she had cured him, and that she would properly be named, and known as the blessed Image, the ever-virgin Holy Mary of Guadalupe. I n all apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary she identified herself as the Virgin Mary and phrases like Mother of God or another of Her Titles, and was later usually known by the name of the place or region where she appeared Lourdes, Fatima. S o why should Mary, when appearing to a Native American in recently invaded Mesoamerica and speaking in the local language, want to be named with the Spanish name of Guadalupe?
I want very much to have a little house built here for me, in which I will show Him, I will exalt Him and make Him manifest. I will give Him to the people in all my personal love, in my compassion, in my help, in my protection: because I am truly your merciful Mother, yours and all the people who live united in this land and of all the other people of different ancestries, my lovers, who love me, those who seek me, those who trust in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their complaints and heal all their sorrows, hardships and sufferings.