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The Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe
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Posted on 12/10/2007 4:33:54 PM PST by Salvation

 
 
The Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe


The only true picture of the Mother of God To the Aztecs a message To the Spaniards a picture color, lines, stars, designs, rays, moon. all have meaning

 Flowers and Songs

Mary appeared on Tepeyac, the hill was covered with flowers, surrounded by songs of the most beautiful birds
meaning: flowers and songs mean the full truth

 DESCRIPTION

Image

Size of the image: 6 1/2' X 3 1/2' Mary adolescent, around 15, oval face, Mexican clear dark face, a little mother

Angel

as a caryatid, wings half open, sustain Our Lady red, white, blue in color the angel is holding both: the pink dress represents earth; the blue mantle represents heaven meaning: Heaven and earth are witnesses to the truth of the apparition message

Stars

Brightest gold - finest - royalty: as if woven, as if they would fall at touch 48 stars, 8 points; 22 on right, 26 on left show constellations that were in the sky at the time of the apparition 10:30 am December 12, 1531

pattern: The stars on one side represent the northern constellations, the others represent the southern constellations. Can see Venus the morning star, Virgo would fall on the hands, Leo on the womb, crown of stars on the head.

Dress

in Nahuatl the designs of gold thread as embroidered flowers of 8 petals represent mountains; the only 4-petal flower on womb just below sash in the center means life and movement

Sash

tied around the waist; symbol of pregnancy Central part of dress bulging - means She is with child

Cuffs

End of dress rolled back over the sleeves white fur means nobility - dressed in Jewish nobility - nothing Indian about it

Hands

joined in prayer of supplication, therefore not a goddess; there is someone greater than Her

Moon

stands on moon, horns up - Rev. 12:1 moon pagan god of night, providence, youth, war She is greater than the moon

Sun

mighty god; Our Lady blocks the sun behind Her She is brighter than the sun god

Rays

rays bright near body, fade out away from body 129 rays - 62 on right, 67 on left equidistant alternating forms: 1) straight like swords 2) undulating flames

Red Border

because of rising sun - new life

Cloud

surrounding the entire image


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholiclist; mexico; saints
 

Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12DEVOTIONAL PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

O Virgin Mother of Guadalupe, you wanted to show your compassion to all who solicit your help. Hear the petitions we present to you.

Patroness of the Philippines, we pray for peace, justice and prosperity for our country and for all the countries of the world. Mother of fair love, protect our families. Keep them united in love and watch over our children. Put an end to the sacrifice of innocent lives as you did in Mexico.

Mother of the Church, grant us abundant vocations of priests, religious and laity. We pray to you especially for our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, and all bishops. Grant us a great love for all the sacraments, the signs of God's great mercy.

Thus we will be able to bring all, true peace through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reign forever and ever.

                                                            Amen.


1 posted on 12/10/2007 4:33:56 PM PST by Salvation
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To: All
 

Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12DEVOTIONAL PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

O Virgin Mother of Guadalupe, you wanted to show your compassion to all who solicit your help. Hear the petitions we present to you.

Patroness of the Philippines, we pray for peace, justice and prosperity for our country and for all the countries of the world. Mother of fair love, protect our families. Keep them united in love and watch over our children. Put an end to the sacrifice of innocent lives as you did in Mexico.

Mother of the Church, grant us abundant vocations of priests, religious and laity. We pray to you especially for our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, and all bishops. Grant us a great love for all the sacraments, the signs of God's great mercy.

Thus we will be able to bring all, true peace through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reign forever and ever.

                                                            Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe called 'Mother Without Borders' in Los Angeles (Catholic Caucus)

Hernándo Cortés and Our Lady

Scientists certify Our Lady of Guadalupe tilma

STRANGE LIGHT CLAIMED IN GUADALUPE IMAGE AFTER MEXICO CITY OKAYED ABORTION

STRANGE LIGHT CLAIMED IN GUADALUPE IMAGE AFTER MEXICO CITY OKAYED ABORTION -- posted on News Forum

The Story of Guadalupe: Hope for Our Violent World

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Protectress of the Unborn

Was Our Lady of Guadalupe Wrong?

METHODIST CHURCH DISPLAYS VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE

GUADALUPE DEVOTION IS CROSSING INTO PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS

 
A Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Relic From Guadalupe Tilma to Tour U.S.

The Amazing Truth of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Celebrating 470 years of an ongoing miracle, the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe 1531

Science Stunned by Virgin of Guadalupe´s Eyes

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE [Read only]


2 posted on 12/10/2007 4:35:15 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
Catholic Discussion Ping!

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Catholic Discussion Ping List.

3 posted on 12/10/2007 4:36:47 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

The Image as Pictograph — the Aztec Indians of Mexico understood the picture.pictograph instantly, falling on their knees.

The Image of Our Lady is actually an Aztec Pictograph which was read and understood quickly by the Aztec Indians.

1. THE LADY STOOD IN FRONT OF THE SUN — She was greater than their dreaded sun-god “Huitzilopochtli”.

2. HER FOOT RESTED ON THE CRESCENT MOON — She had clearly vanquished their foremost deity, the feather serpent “Quetzalcoatl”.

3. THE STARS STREWN ACROSS THE MANTLE — She was greater than the stars of heaven which they worshipped. She was a virgin and the Queen of the heavens for Virgo rests over her womb and the northern crown upon her head. She appeared on December 12, 1531, for the stars that she wore are the constellation of stars that appeared in the sky that day!

4. THE BLUE-GREEN HUE OF HER MANTLE — She was a Queen for she wears the color of royalty.

5. THE BLACK CROSS ON THE BROOCH AT HER NECK — Her God was that of the Spanish Missionaries, Jesus Christ her son.

6. THE BLACK BELT — She was with child for she wore the Aztec Maternity Belt.

7. THE FOUR-PETAL FLOWER OVER THE WOMB — She was the “Mother of God.” The flower was a special symbol of life, movement and deity — the center of the universe.

8. HER HANDS ARE JOINED IN PRAYER — She was not God but clearly there was one greater than Her and she pointed her finger to the cross on her brooch.

9. THE DESIGN ON HER ROSE-COLORED GARMENT — She is the “Queen of the Earth,” for she is wearing a map of Mexico telling the Indians exactly where the apparition took place.


4 posted on 12/10/2007 4:38:33 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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I had a friend tell me that she could see an image of the Sacred Heart on the hands of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the cross reaching out into the fingers.

Have any of you noticed that?


5 posted on 12/10/2007 4:42:42 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Thank you for this. I love images of Our Virgin Mother of Guadalupe.

My wife and I had custody of her grandchildren awarded to us on Dec. 8th, 2003, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, after intense prayer to Blessed Virgin Mary. Also gave support to me during a particularly difficult time and gave me strength to present the case in court on numerous occasions (pro se). Note: The girls' mother did nothing wrong; just a matter of her medical conditions. The girls are doing great -- K and 1st grade.

6 posted on 12/10/2007 5:04:59 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: steve86

Gpd bless you as you undertake the care of these young five and six year olds. Wow!


7 posted on 12/10/2007 5:09:15 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

A very humble and prayerful *Bump* ! . . .


8 posted on 12/10/2007 5:24:37 PM PST by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: Salvation
Thanks! I think the Holy Spirit had a part in that also -- getting the judge to see past the absurd allegations made against me by the girls' dad and even intervening at the last possible second to dissuade a policeman from arresting me once when I was intervening on the girls' behalf. It was quite a scene, but we came out smelling like a "Rose". I will pm you a nice photo of the girls if you didn't see it before. Keep up the good work, much appreciated and back to the topic of your thread -
9 posted on 12/10/2007 5:29:13 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: Salvation

I have a poster of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a friend brought back from Mexico for me. Our Lady has dark hair and skin.


10 posted on 12/10/2007 5:31:59 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: Salvation
Here's the link.
11 posted on 12/10/2007 5:35:45 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: Salvation

bumpus ad summum


13 posted on 12/10/2007 6:17:42 PM PST by Dajjal
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To: ex-Texan

Thanks for the bump, ET


14 posted on 12/10/2007 6:38:18 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: pray4liberty

I enlarged the holy card above looking for the Sacred Heart and her hands are very dark. I believe in the link that has “Amazing” in it above, it talks about her image being that of the native Indians, like St. Juan Diego.


15 posted on 12/10/2007 6:40:26 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: pray4liberty
Thanks! That was the picture that I was looking for to post above!!!

imagen_pic_300w.jpg


16 posted on 12/10/2007 6:43:45 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Mohito Loe

Huh? Never heard that before.


17 posted on 12/10/2007 6:44:29 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Dajjal

Thanks for the Bump!


18 posted on 12/10/2007 6:44:52 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Such a beautiful miracle!

We must ask Our Lady of Guadalupe to ask God for another miracle in our country, and throughout the world, to save the unborn babies.


19 posted on 12/10/2007 7:09:51 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Sun
How about this that I post repeatedly on abortion threads?

Pray for an end to abortion and the conversion of America to a mindset of life!

20 posted on 12/10/2007 7:13:47 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
The Image and Science

1. The image to this date, cannot be explained by science.

2. The image shows no sign of deterioration after 450 years! The tilma or cloak of Juan Diego on which the image of Our Lady has been imprinted, is a coarse fabric made from the threads of the maguey cactus. This fiber disintegrates within 20-60 years!

3. There is no under-sketch, no sizing and no protective over-varnish on the image.

4. Microscopic examination revealed that there were no brush strokes.

5. The image seems to increase in size and change colors due to an unknown property of the surface and substance of which it is made.

6. According to Kodak of Mexico, the image is smooth and feels like a modern-day photograph. (It was produced 300 years before the invention of photography.)

7. The image has consistently defied exact reproduction, whether by brush or camera.

8. Several images can be seen reflected in the eyes of the Virgin. It is believed to be the images of Juan Diego, Bishop Juan de Zummaraga, Juan Gonzales, the interpreter and others.

9. The distortion and place of the images are identical to what is produced in the normal eye which is impossible to obtain on a flat surface.

10. The stars on Our Lady's Mantle coincide with the constellation in the sky on December 12, 1531. All who have scientifically examined the image of Our Lady over the centuries confess that its properties are absolutely unique and so inexplicable in human terms that the image can only be supernatural!

21 posted on 12/10/2007 7:37:03 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: steve86
Thanks for your story.

My wife and I attribute the adoption of our oldest son to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

After years of not being able to have children, my wife and I started looking into adoption. We started attending seminars on adoption. But with all the emphasis on open adoption and all the fear mongering in the drive-by-media, we weren't sure if that was what we should do.

One day, my wife was looking for something to read, and she came across a book on Our Lady of Guadalupe. She'd forgotten the story, so she decided to read it, and was just blown away by the words of Our Lady:
Listen and let it penetrate into your heart. . . . Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else that you need?

She decided to pray for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe. What should we do? Should we try to adopt? Or are we just not meant to have kids?

Less than two hours later, my wife received a phone call from a friend of her from high school. (We hadn't told anyone we were thinking of adopting.) Her friend said, "I have an unusual question for you. Have you and Dan ever thought about adopting? The only reason why I ask is because my parents were just in Rome, and they had lunch with an American adoption attorney who's representing a birth mother that's looking for a very specific type of adoptive parents. And the parents she described sounded just like you two."

Well anyway, my wife and I both took that as a sign. We contacted the attorney, met the birth mother, and got along great.

Three days after he was born, the birth mother handed our son Kevin to us, completely at peace with her decision. We all agree that this is precisely what God wanted.

Since then, we've adopted two more children (Vivian and Sean). Kevin is now seven years old. We tell him that it was Our Lady of Guadalupe that gave him to us.

22 posted on 12/10/2007 8:05:42 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: guinnessman

Thank you for that message. It is one I will save in a folder I have.


23 posted on 12/10/2007 10:52:50 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: Salvation

That is one of the main tenants of their new “revelation”
Roman Catholics always just seem to put Mormons in with those “other Protestants”. Might want to do a bit of research. They are NOT orthodox Christians.


24 posted on 12/11/2007 5:54:32 AM PST by Bainbridge
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To: Salvation

Thank you Salvation,here’s a bump.


25 posted on 12/11/2007 10:31:12 AM PST by fatima
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To: A.A. Cunningham
All who have scientifically examined the image of Our Lady over the centuries confess that its properties are absolutely unique and so inexplicable in human terms that the image can only be supernatural!

Supernatural doesn't sit well with the atheists. Maybe that's why God throws mankind a loop every once in a while (smile).

26 posted on 12/11/2007 12:23:18 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

The scientific facts about the image of our Lady of Guadalupe on St. Juan Diego’s tilma cause many to claim that Glaudalupe is the greatest miracle of modern times.

There is also lots of information in the links above.

Thanks, A.A. for your input. The scientific viewpoint here is ssooooooooo powerful here.


27 posted on 12/11/2007 7:12:41 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: guinnessman

**Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother?**

Your story definitely indicates that your wife’s prayers were answered...........and within 24 hours. Wow!


28 posted on 12/11/2007 7:15:27 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Bainbridge

Aware of that. Now if we can just educate the rest of the world without sounding anti-anything.


29 posted on 12/11/2007 7:16:27 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: sandyeggo; steve86; Salvation; NYer

Thanks!

Happy Feast Day!


31 posted on 12/12/2007 4:20:19 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: Salvation

bump to read later


32 posted on 12/12/2007 6:33:57 PM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Salvation

 

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33 posted on 12/11/2008 2:00:21 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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The (Miraculous) Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe [Catholic Caucus]
Remembering Our Lady of Guadalupe [Catholic Caucus]
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast: December 12 [Repost]
Brief History of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe [Catholic Caucus]

The History of Our Lady of Guadalupe [Ecumenical]
2 Questions related to Faith & Apologetics. A Feast day & Our Lady of Guadalupe [Catholic Caucus]
The Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe called 'Mother Without Borders' in Los Angeles (Catholic Caucus)
Hernándo Cortés and Our Lady

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Church Militant (Catholic Caucus)
Scientists certify Our Lady of Guadalupe tilma
STRANGE LIGHT CLAIMED IN GUADALUPE IMAGE AFTER MEXICO CITY OKAYED ABORTION
STRANGE LIGHT CLAIMED IN GUADALUPE IMAGE AFTER MEXICO CITY OKAYED ABORTION -- posted on News Forum
The Story of Guadalupe: Hope for Our Violent World

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Protectress of the Unborn
Was Our Lady of Guadalupe Wrong?
METHODIST CHURCH DISPLAYS VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE
GUADALUPE DEVOTION IS CROSSING INTO PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS
A Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Relic From Guadalupe Tilma to Tour U.S.
The Amazing Truth of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady Of Guadalupe
Celebrating 470 years of an ongoing miracle, the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe 1531
Science Stunned by Virgin of Guadalupe´s Eyes

34 posted on 12/12/2008 6:38:24 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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