Catholic Ping for Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Did you know all these facts? I sure didn’t.
I knew a few (the figures in the eyes, the ‘paint’ appearing to hover above the tilma), but not all. Wow.
From “The Tilma of Guadalupe: A Scientific Analysis”
Written by Br. Thomas Mary Sennott
Friday, 02 December 2011
“Some time after the original image was formed, the moon and the tassel were added by human hands, perhaps for some symbolic reason since the moon was important to both Moorish-Spanish and Aztec mythologies. Some time after the tassel and the moon were added, the gold and black line decorations, angel, Aztec fold of the robe, sunburst, stars and background were painted, probably during the seventeenth century. The additions were by human hands and impart a Spanish Gothic motif to the painting. In all probability, at the same time the tilma was mounted on a solid support, the orange coloring of the sunburst and white fresco were added to the background. The entire tilma for the first time was completely covered with paint....”
There has been paint added to the Tilma. The above can be found at the link below.
The image of Our Lady remains miraculous.
I visit Mexico City every two years or so. I visit the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe too. I've had the tourist lecture and it was amazing....too much information.
I saw the EWTN show about Our Lady of Guadalupe this past weekend and it was STILL "too bigga eat." It's just too much to fathom: a real live miracle continuing to be miraculous in our time and hemisphere.
The show also had people who were cured...our very own "Lourdes" on this side of the Atlantic.
Can you imagine how impressed those Indians of 500 years ago much have reacted? No wonder nine million of them converted.