Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Tuesday 11 May |
Saint of the Day: St. Ignatius of Laconi
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Meet the patrons of the Panama World Youth Day

PATRON,SAINTS,WORLD YOUTH DAY,PANAMA

PD

Larry Peterson - published on 02/27/18

St. Juan Diego was born in 1474 into the Chichimeca tribe in an area that is now Mexico City. It was on December 9, 1531, when he was 57 years old when the Blessed Mother appeared to Juan at Tepeyac Hill and asked for a shrine to be built there.

Our Lady asked him to pick the fresh flowers growing on the hill and bring them to the bishop as proof of her appearance. Even though it was winter, he managed to fill his tilma (cloak) with fresh flowers and did as he had been asked. Upon opening his tilma in front of the bishop, the flowers fell out revealing a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

With the bishop’s permission, Juan Diego lived the rest of his life in a small hut near the chapel where the miraculous image was kept for veneration. He cared for the little church until he died  in 1548.

Juan Diego was canonized a saint by Pope St. John Paul II on July 31, 2002.

~

World Youth Day 2019, in Panama City, Panama, has been entrusted to eight highly qualified heavenly chaperones. It is certain to be a huge success.


NUN

Read more:
List of Saints from the United States of America

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Tags:
SaintsWorld Youth Day
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
CHURCH
Philip Kosloski
What are the 4 different parts of the Mass?
5
FIRST LOOK
Sarah Robsdottir
Dad’s priceless reaction to newborn goes viral
6
PRAY
Philip Kosloski
3 Signs of a spiritual attack on your soul
7
SAINTS
Meg Hunter-Kilmer
Saints to help if Mother’s Day is hard
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.