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  • Scientists certify Our Lady of Guadalupe tilma

    06/17/2007 2:37:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 117 replies · 14,993+ views
    Western Catholic Reporter ^ | June 18, 2007 | By RAMON GONZALEZ
    In 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared to Mexican peasant Juan Diego. To prove to all that the apparitions were real, the Virgin imprinted an image of herself on Juan Diego's tilma, a thin cloth made of cactus fibres. This type of tilma normally decays in 30 to 40 years. But Juan Diego's tilma is still miraculously intact and the same as it was when he wore it. Over the centuries, many have expressed doubts about the divinity of the image, but Prof. Victor Campa Mendoza has no doubt whatsoever. "This is not a human act but an act of God,"...
  • 4 Literally Awesome Facts About Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/17/2014 11:31:24 AM PST · by millegan · 70 replies ^ | December 11, 2014 | Mattew Sewell
    But this article isn’t about the whole apparition story so much as it is about the tilma, Juan Diego’s cloak, on which the image of the Blessed Mother was imprinted. In the centuries following the event, some amazing and unexplainable qualities have been discovered about it. Here’s four (literally) awesome facts about the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

    05/10/2007 5:24:53 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies · 1,308+ views
    STRANGE LIGHT CLAIMED IN GUADALUPE IMAGE AFTER MEXICO CITY OKAYED ABORTION An apparent communique from Dr. Jean-Pierre Dickčs, president of the Catholic Association for Doctors, Nurses and Health Professionals, reports what may have been an unusual luminosity in the famed image of Mary at the Shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico City immediately after that city legalized abortion. The event is said to have occurred on April 24 -- the day legislators okayed termination of the unborn up to twelve weeks. However, the similarity to photos taken in 1999 by an American raises questions that require further investigation for authenticity. "At...
  • Our Lady of Fatima and the “Muslim Connection”

    05/16/2013 3:59:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 15, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    This past week we celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. (And, given my mention of Fatima, you may wonder why I have Our Lady of Guadalupe pictured here, but more on that in a moment). But as for Fatima, with all the emphasis on the magnificent teaching and prophetic fulfillment of that apparition, something that has always intrigued me is that she would appear of all places in a town called Fatima. Why Fatima, a town that recalls the daughter of Mohammed?Indeed, I have often heard that Muslims hold our Blessed Mother Mary in high regard. This reverence...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] In the Midst of Much Blood God extended a Rose. A Meditation on Guadalupe…

    12/13/2013 2:17:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/12/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Reflecting on this evening of the great feast of our Lady of Guadalupe, I am mindful of the first reading we had today from the book of Revelation the 12th chapter. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadems....
  • Viva Cristo Rey!

    05/30/2012 4:30:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    When I first heard "For Greater Glory" (originally titled "Cristiada," which I prefer) was being shot, I was stunned -- and skeptical. It never could be produced by Hollywood. In fact, it wouldn't be a theatrical release, maybe a short documentary, certainly with a small budget. On the former, I was correct; it was made in Mexico. On the latter, I was wrong; it's a full-fledged major motion picture with grade-A talent. And it's wonderful. The cast includes Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Peter O'Toole (in a cameo role as a murdered priest, the octogenarian is splendid), Ruben Blades and...
  • Joe Biden visits shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    03/08/2012 5:31:27 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | March 7, 2012 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details: As the sun set over Mexico City, the Vice President of the United States toured the shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe. After a tour, VPOTUS walked across the square to the Antigua Parroquia de Los Indios (Old Church of the Indians), part of the pilgrimage for millions of Catholics.Later, under a full moon, when reporters asked his assessment of the candidates he had met earlier, VPOTUS said, “I rather not talk about the candidates … I had a wonderful day with the candidates, but I had a better day here. I would have come just for this …...
  • Mary, Mother of Life: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic or Pro-Life Caucus)

    12/12/2011 3:08:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | December 2011` | Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR
    Mary, Mother of Life Our Lady of Guadalupe By: Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, miraculously imprinted on St. Juan Diego’s cloak, speaks a message about life. First, it shows that Mary is carrying Christ within her. She is wearing a dark cord with two tassels hanging down from her waist, called a cinta, which was worn only by pregnant women. And photographs of the image, studied by scientists, reveal a slight protrusion of the abdomen, indicating Our Lady is carrying the Christ Child in her womb. An interesting symbol of life on the...
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe - She Who Crushes the Head of the Serpent

    12/12/2011 6:39:47 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 17 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/12/2011 | Fr. James Farfaglia
    [SNIP] "He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel." Scripture scholars over the years have debated regarding the word he. Should it be translated he or she or even they? But does it matter? In another words, does the he refer to the Messiah who is to come? Does the she refer to Mary? Does the they refer to the descendants of Mary; i.e., Christ and the Church? [SNIP] ...all three lead us to the same conclusion. Since it depends which original text is being used for the translation into our modern languages (the Septuagint or...
  • Officials want surfing Madonna mosaic gone

    05/20/2011 3:11:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    upi ^ | May 20, 2011
    ENCINITAS, Calif.- Officials in a California city said they are researching a way to remove a stained-glass mosaic of a surfing Madonna without damaging the piece. The Encinitas City Council unanimously agreed the unauthorized mosaic, installed by a group of artists under a train bridge on Encinitas Boulevard just before Easter, must come down, and they voted to allot $2,000 for an arts conservation agency to investigate ways to remove the art without damaging it, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday. The mosaic depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary, riding a surfboard alongside the...
  • Spanish delegation in Mexico offers the World Cup trophy to Our Lady of Guadalupe

    08/14/2010 9:43:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Spain's soccer team, along with members of the Spanish Soccer Federation, are in Mexico to offer the 2010 World Cup trophy to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Video at link...
  • Remembering Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/12/2009 9:13:32 AM PST · by mlizzy · 75 replies · 1,244+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 12-12-06 | Tom O'Toole
    This is indeed a difficult blog to write. Not only because my favorite book on the subject went missing, but I believe, if I write this story just right, millions of souls will convert to Christ ... "That's fantasy!" you may say, and yet that is EXACTLY what happened when Our Lady of Guadalupe first appeared. It happened in Mexico in December of 1531. Many Catholics have heard the story of how Mary suddenly appeared to the poor peasant Juan Diego on his way to daily Mass. Juan had already converted to Catholicism, and yet Her appearance, Her promise of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Our Lady of Guadalupe: She Who Smashes the Serpent

    12/12/2009 3:13:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies · 642+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Monday, 30 November 2009 | Cesar Franco
    Our Lady of Guadalupe: She Who Smashes the Serpent Written by Cesar Franco    Monday, 30 November 2009 11:59 Pope Pius XII gave Our Lady of Guadalupe the title of “Empress of the Americas” in 1945. Since December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, this is a propitious moment to recall how she reigns over our nation from Heaven, protecting and guiding us with motherly solicitude and tenderness. The constant miracle memorialized on Saint Juan Diego’s tilma and the context of the apparitions remind us that Our Lady is victorious over the serpent, intervenes in history and...
  • Infamous Hollywood Screenwriter to Pen Film on Our Lady of Guadalupe - Patroness of the Unborn

    08/30/2009 3:18:59 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 1,952+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 8-25-09 | Patrick B. Craine
    Calls the project a "labor of love." ~~~~ Infamous Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, 64, known for such sordid films as Basic Instinct and Showgirls, has undergone a conversion and now will be writing a new film on Our Lady of Guadalupe. Eszterhas has been one of Hollywood's most influential screenwriters, writing lucrative blockbuster films, such as Flashdance, Jagged Edge, and Basic Instinct, and raking in million-dollar paychecks. Known for living the full 'Hollywood lifestyle', Eszterhas gave it up to move home to Ohio with his wife and children in the late 1990s. In 2001, faced with throat cancer resulting from...
  • Secretary Clinton Praises Margaret Sanger: 'In awe of her'

    03/31/2009 8:54:56 PM PDT · by Antioch · 30 replies · 939+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 3/31/2009 | staff
    Secretary of State Clinton expresses admiration for Margaret Sanger and confusion about Our Lady of Guadalupe. A day before receiving the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s highest honor – the “Margaret Sanger Award” – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, leaving a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” and asking the basilica’s rector, “Who painted it?”
  • “In awe of her” ( Clinton on Sanger/Planned Parenthhood & "Our Lady of Guadalupe")

    03/30/2009 5:56:31 AM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 1,722+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | March 30, 2009 | staff
    A day before receiving the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s highest honor – the “Margaret Sanger Award” – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, leaving a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” and asking the basilica’s rector, “Who painted it?” In response to Clinton’s question, basilica rector Msgr. Diego Monroy responded, “God!” The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the cloak of St. Juan Diego in 1531. According to a report from Catholic News Agency, Msgr....
  • Hillary Clinton leaves flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe, asks ‘Who painted it?’

    03/28/2009 9:08:59 AM PDT · by chase19 · 174 replies · 3,755+ views
    CNA - American Papist ^ | March 27, 2009 | Thom Peters via CNA
    Hillary Clinton leaves flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe, asks ‘Who painted it?’ Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 27, 2009 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” after asking who painted the famous image. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the...
  • Fishermen rescued after 9 months adrift 8,000 km from home

    08/19/2006 2:24:19 PM PDT · by Valin · 68 replies · 2,934+ views
    National Post; ^ | 8/18/06 | Mary Vallis and Natalie Alcoba
    Three Mexican fishermen who disappeared in the Pacific Ocean nine months ago have been rescued nearly 8,000 kilometres from their home, saying they survived by eating seagulls, drinking rainwater and reading the Bible. A Taiwanese tuna boat scooped the men out of the water about halfway between Hawaii and Australia on Aug. 9. They had drifted all the way from San Blas, a fishing village about 160 kilometres north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where they were last seen in late October or early November, 2005. Fishermen in San Blas, a hamlet of about 8,000 people, are celebrating the men's astonishing...
  • 'Free Choice' Catholics Issue Abortion Prayer Card

    05/09/2005 11:01:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies · 1,216+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/9/05 | Fr. Michael Reilly
    The dissident group Catholics for a Free Choice is deceptively using a popular devotional image to promote abortion among Hispanics Catholics, asking Our Lady of Guadalupe to "keep abortion legal." The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is popular among Hispanics because Mary appeared as an Aztec to an Indian convert named Juan Diego in Mexico in 1531. Her image was miraculously emblazoned on his tilma (an Indian garment) as a sign to the bishop to build a Church in Mary's honor. The tilma bearing her image is still hanging in the Church today. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the...
  • Saint Juan Diego and Our Lady

    12/09/2004 3:53:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 302+ views ^ | Fr. William Saunders | 12/09/04
    The story begins in the early morning hours of December 9, 1531, when a 57-year-old Indian peasant named Juan Diego was walking along the path of Tepayec Hill on the outskirts of Mexico City. Keep in mind that only 10 years earlier, Hernando Cortez had conquered Mexico City. In 1523, Franciscan missionaries came evangelizing the Indian people. They were so successful that the Diocese of Mexico City was established in 1528. (Remember too that Jamestown, the first permanent English colony, was not established until 1607.) Juan Diego and many of his family members were among these early converts to the...
  • Our Lady: Not Just for Catholics

    12/12/2003 12:31:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies · 58+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/12/02 | William Lobdell and Jennifer Mena
    Latinos' long-revered Virgen de Guadalupe, whose feast day is today, now occupies a place in other denominations.       In some Catholic parishes it's a bigger day than Christmas or Easter: the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Beginning well before dawn, worshipers today will gather to celebrate the brown-skinned mother of Jesus who, legend says, appeared before a poor Mexican peasant in 1531. But the celebration isn't just for Catholics anymore. Increasingly, the pregnant Virgen de Guadalupe is turning up in other Latino-dominated churches as a way to make worshipers feel at home while honoring the...