OurLadyofGuadalupe2014“The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego on Tepayac hill near Mexico City on the 9th of December 1531 to ask for the construction of a church there in her honor. After the miraculous cure of his uncle, Bernardo, this Indian peasant brought to the Bishop some roses that he received from Our Lady as a sign of her request. As the flowers fell from the cloak to the ground before the astonished Prelate, the image of the Blessed Virgin, which is venerated in the Basilica of Guadalupe to this day, was miraculously impressed on the simple garment before their eyes.” Francis Fernandez, In Conversation With God (Scepter, 1997)