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.
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
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.)
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
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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.
Old 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