Just before dawn on Saturday the 9th of December, 1531, Juan Diego was on his way to Mass near Mexico City. He came to a hill known as Tepeyac just as day broke. He could hear the singing of many beautiful birds, but then the singing suddenly stopped. As he looked towards the top of the hill he heard someone calling his name. He was amazed to see a beautiful lady. Her clothes glimmered like the sun and her brilliance made the rocks and plants sparkle like jewels. Juan Diego bowed deeply before her, as she told him that she was Holy Mary, the Mother of God. Then she instructed him to go to the bishop in Mexico City and ask him to build a great church so that people would come to know her love, compassion, and protection. But the bishop wished for a sign. In this beautiful retelling of the story by award-winning author, Demi, find out how the miracles performed by the Virgin of Guadalupe persuaded the bishop to build the church; how they caused ten million Aztecs to convert to Catholicism within just eight years; and why the basilica dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe today receives 20 million pilgrims per year, making it the most popular Christian pilgrimage site in the world....
|Title||:||Gifts of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Patroness of Latin America|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
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Gifts of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Patroness of Latin America Reviews
There are lots of stories regarding Holy Mary, the Mother of God. This story is regarding an Indian farmer named Juan Diego. He was on his way to a Catholic parish in Mexico City when he had an encounter with the Holy Mary. He was given a task to ask the Bishop to build a big church. When Juan told the Bishop what he had seen the Bishop did not believe him and asked for a sign. Juan shared with him Castilian roses in bloom, which was impossible since it was winter. The Bishop had his proof and o ...more
The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe must be familiar to many people, but not to all. It’s a part of culture and religion, but it’s also an enjoyably uplifting tale for anyone to share with a child, telling focusing on how heaven chooses those whom earth might reject, giving value to the weak and the helpless.
The text in this book is pleasingly simple and readable. Most pages only contain one sentence, and even difficult concepts (historical brutality, for example) are dealt with very clearly and ...more