Our lady of guadalupe the miracle and the message

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our lady of guadalupe the miracle and the message

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love by Carl A. Anderson

Nearly a decade after Spains conquest of Mexico, the future of Christianity on the American continent was very much in doubt. Confronted with a hostile colonial government and Native Americans wary of conversion, the newly-appointed bishop-elect of Mexico wrote to tell the King of Spain that, unless there was a miracle, the continent would be lost. Between December 9 and December 12, 1531, that miracle happened, and it forever changed the future of the continent.

It was then that the Virgin Mary famously appeared to a Native American Christian convert on a hilltop outside of what is now Mexico City. The image she left imprinted on his cloak or tilma has puzzled scientists for centuries, and yet Our Lady of Gudalupe’s place in history is profound. A continent that just months before the apparitions seemed completely lost to Christianity suddenly and inexplicably embraced it by the millions. Our Lady of Guadalupes message of love replaced the institutionalized violence of the Aztec culture, and built a bridge between two worlds — the old and the new — that were just ten years earlier engaged in brutal warfare.

Today, Our Lady of Guadalupe continues to inspire the devotion of millions.
From Canada to Argentina — and even beyond the Americas — one finds great devotion to her, and great appreciation for her message of love, unity and hope. Today reproductions of the Virgin’s miraculous image can be seen throughout North and South America, in churches and homes, on billboards and even clothing apparel. Her shrine in Mexico City, where the miraculous image is housed to this day, is one of the most visited in the world.

In Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love, Anderson & Chavez trace the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe from the sixteenth century to the present discuss of how her message was and continues to be an important catalyst for religious and cultural transformation. Looking at Our Lady of Guadalupe as a model of the Church and Juan Diego as a model for all Christians who seek to answer Christs call of conversion and witness, the authors explore the changing face of the Catholic Church in North, Central, and South America, and they show how Our Lady of Guadalupes message was not only historically significant, but how it speaks to contemporary issues confronting the American continents and people today.
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A new documentary film narrated by actor Jim Caviezel offers original insights into the details, story and impact of the 16th century apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe — one of the most recognizable religious icons in the American hemisphere.
Carl A. Anderson

Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message

The basilica is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, and the world's third most-visited sacred site. Catholic accounts claim that the Virgin Mary appeared four times before Juan Diego and once more before Juan Diego's uncle. According to those Catholic version accounts, the first apparition occurred on the morning of December 9, , when it is said that a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego experienced a vision of a young woman at a place called the Hill of Tepeyac , which would become part of Villa de Guadalupe , in a suburb of Mexico City. According to the accounts, the woman, speaking to Juan Diego in his native Nahuatl language the language of the Aztec Empire , identified herself as the Virgin Mary , "mother of the very true deity". Not unexpectedly, the bishop did not believe Diego, but on the same day Juan Diego saw the young woman for a second time the second apparition.

This new documentary film narrated by actor Jim Caviezel The Passion of the Christ offers original insights into the details, story and impact of the 16th century apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe — one of the most recognizable religious icons in the American hemisphere. Produced by the Knights of Columbus, the film paints a comprehensive and inspiring picture of the history, facts and legacy of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was simultaneously released on DVD.
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Sign in. The star of " The Boys " has a great Watchlist that she can't stop re-watching. Watch now. Title: Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message The most important event in the evangelization of the New World occurred in December, Over the course of four days, the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego. As a result of this encounter, and the image miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego's tilma cloak , nine million Native Americans embraced the Catholic faith, and the Americas began its transformation into "the Catholic hemisphere.

The most important event in the evangelization of the New World occurred in December Over the course of four days, the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego. As a result of the encounter and image miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego's tilma cloak , nine million Native Americans embraced the Catholic faith, and the Americas began its transformation into "the Catholic hemisphere. Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message traces the history of this transformative event from the 16th century to the present. Featuring interviews with leading theologians, historians, and experts on the scientific inquiries into the miraculous image, this gripping film explores both the inexplicable mysteries behind the image, and the continued relevance of the Guadalupe apparition to the modern world. Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message paints a comprehensive and inspiring picture of the history, facts, legacy and continued relevance of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the western hemisphere and beyond.

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