Stories & Reflections
Juan Diego is walking towards Mexico City when he sees a lady covered in light.
“Go to the Bishop; I am the Virgin, I want to be honored here,” says the apparition.
Diego obeys her, but nobody pays him any attention.
The lady asks time and time again, but the Bishop says that Juan is lying.
“You could have picked someone more respected and educated – that’s the only way the Church will listen,” complains Juan to the Virgin.
“I shall send them a sign,” she said.
And flowers bloom in the middle of the desert.
Juan fills his poncho with the flowers and takes them to the church.
They still do not believe it.
When Juan opens his poncho to leave the flowers on the table, the image of the Virgin is imprinted on the cloth.
This image became known as the Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Americas.
Until this day, all the tests to prove it false have been negative.