Mother of the Americas???. In this present age of darkness, in which we find so much discouragement, we must often remember the words Our Lady spoke to Saint Juan Diego in "Hear and let it penetrate into your heart, my dear little son; Let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you. Let nothing alter your heart, or your countenance.
Everywhere you look in Santa Fe, she is there. Her likeness emblazoned on T-shirts, key chains, earrings, aprons, nightlights, posters, murals, tiles, pillows, magnets and more. She is the ubiquitous Our Lady of Guadalupean incontrovertible icon of Santa Fe and, perhaps, the entire Southwest.
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Strolling through street markets, browsing the tourist stalls, visitors to all parts of Mexico see mountains of goods featuring the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. While most understand the vulgarizing of a popular local icon to promote sales, they quickly dismiss La Virgen as an amusing bit of folklore. They view the image of the Virgin decorated with bunting and artificial flowers, hanging in homes, stores, churches and even modern factories at the end of each production line as a quaint bit of foreign custom or superstition. By brushing aside the Virgin and all she represents as tacky commercialism, guests to Mexico are ignoring an important opportunity to begin to understand what is in the hearts, minds and souls of the Mexican people.
The miraculous image produced on the apron or tilma of Blessed Juan Diego is rich in symbolism. The aureole or luminous light surrounding the Lady is reminiscent of the "woman clothed with the sun" of Rev. The light is also a sign of the power of God who has sanctified and blessed the one who appears.
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Your shopping cart is currently empty. On Saturday morning December 9th,Juan Diego, a Catholic Aztec Indian, heard the voice of a young woman calling his name near the hill of Tepeyac. I desire a temple, a church, in this place where I will show my love to your people.
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San Diego resident Brennan Savage photographs his son, Liam, posing with the Madonna-surfing mosaic on Encinitas Boulevard's railroad bridge support. The Virgin of Guadalupe been spotted on a piece of toast, a tortilla and a griddle in a U. Now, she has shown up beneath a viaduct near the ocean in San Diego County.