Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe – Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Copy of  painting of  Mary  Photo: Can Stock Photo | Shakzu  – Image 01

Dia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe Day) December 12 . This is the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe and is celebrated with a feast honoring Mexico’s patron saint.

On this day people from all parts of Mexico make their way to Mexico’s chief religious center at the Basilica of the Virgen of Guadalupe, located in Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo, a northern neighbourhood of Mexico City. There, they will celebrate the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe) with a mass ceremony and a traditional fair in her honor. The Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe became an national holiday in 1859.

 

our-lady-guadalupe-painting-cabo-4747-r2 This is a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe that is displayed in The Santuario de Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cabo San Lucas. This photo was taken on December 22, 2013. The church was decorated for Christmas. Photo: © 2013 Joseph A. Tyson

virgen-de-guadalupe-paintingDia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe celebrates the day that Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared on Tepeyac hill to the native Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. It is not a state holiday.

On Decem­ber 9th, 10th, and 12th of 1531, the Blessed Vir­gin Mary appeared in Mex­ico as the preg­nant Mother of God to Saint Juan Diego. Saint Juan Diego was an indige­nous man who recently con­verted to Catholi­cism. (The Span­ish had con­quered Mex­ico only a few decades ear­lier. Later mis­sion­ar­ies came to bring Chris­tian­ity to the indige­nous peo­ple of Mexico.)

 

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Photo BigStockPhoto.com  / Bill Perry. Image 02

Our Lady left a Mirac­u­lous Image of her appear­ance on Saint Juan Diego’s cac­tus fiber cloth (tilma), which still exists today and is on dis­play at the Basil­ica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mex­ico City. Our Lady came to offer faith, hope and con­so­la­tion to the indige­nous peo­ple of Mex­ico and to bring peace to the land. Her appear­ance also brought an end to the human sac­ri­fices that were part of the Aztecs’ offer­ings to their false gods. She led them instead to Jesus, her Son, the One True God. http://holyrosarysite.com/archives/2114

Description of images.
Image 01: Photo is a copy of the beautiful painting of the Virgin Mary giving roses to Juan Diego on the chapel wall on Tepeyac Hill. Photo taken in Mexico City, Mexico on December 12, 2012, during the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Photo credit: Can Stock Photo | Shakzu.

Image 02: Guadalupe Painting Hanging Over Altar Guadalupe Shrine Mexico City This is the original painting that the Indian Peasant Juan Diego showed the Catholic Bishop in 1531. Photo:  BigStockPhoto.com | Bill Perry.

Image 03: Photo of a painting of Our Lady  of Guadalupe.

Image 04:  The Actual Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basil­ica in Mex­ico City.
Photo: holyrosarysite.com/archives/2114

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Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Image 04: holyrosarysite.com/archives/2114

 

For more information about Our Lady of Guadalupe:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Painting – Holy Rosary Site
Our Lady of Guadalupe – Wikipedia
Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Online

 

 

 

 

old-basilica-our-lady-guadalupe-7149Old Basilica Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe
A large crowd of faithful visitors gather in front of the old basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
on the day of her celebration in Mexico City on December 12 2012.

Photo BigStockPhoto.com by shakzu

mural-our-lady-guadalupe-5822-r3A ceramic mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe that is  on a wall in the lobby of  Hacienda Encantada Resort in Cabo San Lucas. Photo taken on February 03, 2014.  Photo: © 2014 Joseph A. Tyson