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Our Lady of Guadalupe Medals

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego as he was on his way to Mass in Mexico, in December of 1531. She told him go to the Bishop; “Tell him to build a church where I am standing.” The Bishop did not believe. He said, Give me a sign.” On his way to get a priest for his very sick uncle, Juan again met the Lady and told her of his situation. She said “Your uncle is cured.” He was to gather roses and wrap them in his “tilma;” cloak. He took them to the Bishop as her “sign” and when the roses fell to the floor her image was imprinted on his “tilma”.

 

Her feast day is December 12 and she is the patroness of The Americas & sickness.