Today is the beautiful Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In 1531, Our Lady appeared in Mexico to a poor Indian, Juan Diego, at a time when human sacrifice was commonplace.
The following is an excerpt from a website with interesting background information and many images to download: www.sancta.org
“After complying to the Bishop’s request for a sign, She also left for us an image of herself imprinted miraculously on the native’s tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 478 years later and still defies all scientific explanations of its origin.”
Pope John Paul II named Our Lady of Guadalupe the patron saint of the unborn.
To read more about Our Lady of Guadalupe:
There are many ways to celebrate this feast. Our family usually has a Mexican type dinner like tacos or fajitas. Although our kids are older now, in past years, we have celebrated by allowing them (youngest to oldest) to break open a pinata.
What does your family do to celebrate this beautiful feast day?
Thank you for sharing this! I married my wife and best friend Ludi on December 12, I think by the urging of Our Lady herself. God gave us custody of our first born, Desmond on December 12. Every major milestone in my life happened on December 12 or some feast of Our Lady. And at home a special miracle happens daily. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe never gets dusty or dirty despite everything around it is dusty. On 12/12/12 we will celebrate our 21st anniversary. Our Lady watches over us always!
Thanks again for sharing!
Raymond and Ludi Tribdino
You’re welcome, Raymond! That is beautiful that every major milestone of yours has happened on December 12 or another feast of Our Lady. That is quite a special miracle that your image of Our Lady of Guadalupe never gets dusty! Thank you for sharing…God bless you!