Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe speaks to Juan Diego

Know and understand well, you my most humble son, that I am the evervirgin Holy Mary, Mother of the True God for whom we live, of the Creator of all things, Lord of heaven and the earth.



Pope Saint Pius X Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose,
make intercession for the holy Church,
protect the Sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke thee in their necessities,
and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary
and Mother of the true God,
obtain for us from thy most holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith,
sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life,
burning charity
and the precious gift of final perseverance.

This prayer was approved and enriched with an indulgence of five hundred days by Saint Pope Pius X at all audience held on August, 1908, and was included in the official edition of approved indulgence prayers (1950).

Raccolta number 389, 500 days Indulgence, Pope Saint Pius X audience, August 15, 1908.

The prayer to our Lady of Guadalupe printed above, in referring to her as the Mystical rose touches on an extraordinary event. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to an Aztec Indian convert to Catholicism named Juan Diego on Tepayac Hill, near Mexico City on December 9, 1531.

She asked him to tell the local bishop that she would like a church to be built there in her honor. When the bishop, Juan de Zummaraga, a devout Franciscan, asked Juan Diego for a sign proving the authenticity of her request, Mary helped out in two very special ways!

First, she instructed Juan Diego to gather fresh Castilian roses not normally found in the rocky barren landscape of Tepayac Hill (and certainly not in the beginning of winter!) Then she had him carry them to the bishop in his tilma, (his cloak), instructing him not to open his cloak until he saw Zumarraga.

The bishop, a devout Franciscan was so moved when he saw Juan Diego this time, on December 12th, that he fell to his knees and granted our Lady request!

Not only was he amazed at the roses falling out of Juan Diego tilma. Even more incredible was the image he saw of Mary as our Lady of Guadalupe, imprinted on his cloak as shown above, with the appearance of a Mestiza woman (of both European and Native American descent), just as Juan Diego had described her!

Mary also miraculously cured Juan Diego uncle, Juan Bernardino from a serious illness that same day, telling him that the image on his nephew  tilma pictured above should be known as The Ever Virgin, Holy Mary of Guadalupe.

(Some analysts believe that by using the word Guadalupe Mary was actually referring to herself as the one who crushes the serpent, Satan, using a descriptive term in the Aztec Nahuatl language that sounds like Guadalupe in Spanish.)
The bishop put Juan Diego tilma with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in his chapel until it was transferred to the shrine when it was built soon afterwards. The picture became the focus of much veneration and was responsible for the conversion of literally millions of Aztec Indians, among others, to Catholicism.

Our Blessed Mother helped turn them away from worshiping false Gods and making countless human sacrifices. In so doing she united numerous diverse Native American cultures in worship of the one true God who sacrificed Himself for all of us at Calvary! Interestingly enough, the tilma has turned out to be as strong as the faith our Lady has inspired! Normally such a cloak, made of coarse cactus fibers, would deteriorate within about 20 years, but this tilma, now preserved and displayed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, is still in remarkably good condition over 487 ( as of this year) !

Not only that, after much examination, it has been determined that the image was not painted, sewn, printed or transmitted onto the cloth in any other man-made manner. And what more, specialists at the Kodak Corporation have compared the smoothness of the image to that of a color photograph.

(This becomes even more remarkable when we take into account this image was produced more than 300 years before photography was even invented!)

Let us keep in mind what Our Lady told Juan Diego to calm his anxiety over his uncle illness, mentioned earlier: Do not fear this nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I, your Mother, not here? Are you not under my protection?

In a similar manner, Pope Pius XII once said of her we are certain that as long as you are recognized as Queen and Mother, Mexico and America will be safe. Indeed, let us venerate Our Lady of Guadalupe in this prayer, along with others and approach her with that kind of love and faith!

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse  to Thee.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee. 

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to  Thee.



1 Conversions of the Aztec.

2 By 1539, eight million Aztecs have converted. .                        

3Total eradication of human sacrifices .

4 Countless stories healing and ending of plagues and floods thought the intercession of Our Lady.                                                                         5 The miraculous preservation of the sacred image from destruction.


NASA has discovered of Our Lady of Guadalupe to be living.

“The space agency NASA (USA) published the results of research made over the icon Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

“Sensational was the fact that analysis of opthalmologic eye reduction Mary showed pupil at the approach of light and the expansion at it’s disposal as it happens with the eyes of the living person.”

“Also, researchers found that tissue temperature, which depicted an image, meets healthy human body temperature – 36.6 degrees.”
“When listening to the body Mary stethoscope, the researchers found a significant heart rate of 115 beats per minute, which corresponds to the baby’s heartbeat which is in the womb.”

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