Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Monday 10 May |
Saint of the Day: St. Damien de Veuster
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe Ignites Faith in Mexico

Sacred-Heart-Cathedral-Knoxville-CC

Meghan Ferrara - published on 11/28/14

On October 12, 1895, by decree of Pope Leo XIII, the Image of the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe was crowned with great solemnity. On October 12, 1945, the fiftieth anniversary of the crowning, Pope Pius XII proclaimed her Patroness of all the Americas.

The depiction of Our Lady on Juan Diego’s tilma is Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural icon, and under this mantle the Blessed Mother has garnered such titles as Queen of Mexico, Empress of Latin America and the aforementioned Patroness of the Americas.

Through the unshakable faith of one, humble man, this single image became integral to forging the Catholic identity of Mexico and the Americas.

(Editor’s Note: Up until this apparition occurred, the Spanish were having very little success in converting the Aztecs to Christianity. Within five years of this event, one of the greatest mass conversions in history occurred, with millions — virtually all of present-day Mexico – converting to the Faith.)

Meghan Ferraracontributes to Regina Magazine where this article was originally published.  It is reprinted here with permission.

  • 1
  • 2
Tags:
CatholicismDevotions and FeastsMexicoMiraclesOur Lady of Guadalupe
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, East London Gospel Choir
J-P Mauro
Hear Clapton and Pavarotti sing a prayer to the “Holy Mothe...
2
MOTHER OF ASIA - TOWER OF PEACE
J-P Mauro
Philippines finishes construction of largest Marian statue in the...
3
OUR LADY OF FATIMA,SUN
Philip Kosloski
Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima for healing and strength
4
FIRST LOOK
Sarah Robsdottir
Dad’s priceless reaction to newborn goes viral
5
CHURCH
Philip Kosloski
What are the 4 different parts of the Mass?
6
PRAY
Philip Kosloski
3 Signs of a spiritual attack on your soul
7
Silvia Lucchetti
Sr. Anna Maria, vaccinated at 101, talks about prayer
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.