St. Mary Parish

Mondays with Mary - Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, goes back to the 16th century. Chronicles of that period tell us the story.

A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized and given the name Juan Diego. He was a 57-year-old widower, and lived in a small village near Mexico City. On Saturday morning December 9, 1531, he was on his way to a nearby barrio to attend Mass in honor of Our Lady.

Juan was walking by a hill called Tepeyac when he heard beautiful music like the warbling of birds. A radiant cloud appeared, and within it stood an Indian maiden dressed like an Aztec princess. The lady spoke to him in his own language and sent him to the bishop of Mexico, a Franciscan named Juan de Zumarraga. The bishop was to build a chapel in the place where the lady appeared.

Eventually the bishop told Juan to have the lady give him a sign. About this same time Juan’s uncle became seriously ill. This led poor Juan to try to avoid the lady. Nevertheless the lady found Juan, assured him that his uncle would recover, and provided roses for Juan to carry to the bishop in his cape or tilma.

On December 12, when Juan Diego opened his tilma in the bishop’s presence, the roses fell to the ground, and the bishop sank to his knees. On the tilma where the roses had been appeared an image of Mary exactly as she had appeared at the hill of Tepeyac.

Date: 12/14/2020 (Mon.)

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST

Location: Zoom Meeting

Created by:   Carolyn Haitsch
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Our Lady of Guadalupe (150)

27 of 150 slots filled
Anita Barrios
Mary Beth McGarvey
Mary Staudt
Roula Lee
Elizabeth Gmelin
Dianne Doyle
Bernadette M Hoffmann
Karen Vucci
Elizabeth Krause
Mary Tappan
Diane DeSerio
Laurel Silveri
Susan Richter
Laura Davis
Marilyn Kain
Helen Boland
Barbara Grimley
Janie Nneji
Jan Hebert
Carol O'Neill
Patricia Culhane
E.S. Domingo
Mary Morrisroe
Bobbie Anderson
Dorothy Saia
Elizabeth Kaul
Diana Hanel
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