Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

It was 1531 when a peasant, Juan Diego had a vision. He saw a Lady on Tepeyac Hill. The Lady said she wanted a church to be built at that precise spot where she was seen, so Juan Diego went to see the Bishop….

…He told the Bishop what the Lady had asked him for.  The Bishop hesitating asked him to bring some proof.

Juan Diego went back to see the Lady and told her he needed to take some kind of proof to the Bishop…

She told Juan Diego to cut the roses behind him and to bring them to the Bishop.

So he did, he cut the roses and put them in his poncho.

He then brought the roses before the Bishop and when he let the roses falling to the ground, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was printed, displaying it on his poncho.

The Virgin of Guadalupe now has her Church, actually two. There is the first one built, finished in 1709 and a newer one  shown below finished in 1976.

December 12th is the day we celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe. Thousands, literally thousands of people come to see her to offer their prayers.

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8 thoughts on “Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  1. Hi! I am getting goose bumps right now. I have always wanted to visit the Church of the Lady of Guadalupe. A couple of years ago a “relic” came to New Haven, CT. I visited the relic with my son who was only 2 years old. Out of no where he pointed at nothing and said, “Mama Mary”. He then went right to sleep.

    When ever I see an image of our Lady I think of that moment.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Louise

  2. Quite some fantastic churches. Your pictures are able to show the grandeur of these buildings. Nicely done. And thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my latest posting

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