Sunday, August 25, 2019

Lady of Guadalupe Necklaces

♥️These Lady of Guadalupe necklaces in turquoise and shimmering labradorite are so pretty!!♥️ We have seen her quite a bit this summer do you know her history?? The Virgin of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. She is depicted with an angel and moon at her feet and rays of sunlight that encircle her. 
According to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego on Dec. 9, 1531. The Virgin asked that a shrine in her name be built on the spot where she appeared, Tepeyac Hill, which is now in a suburb of Mexico City. Juan Diego told the bishop about the apparition and request, but he didn't believe him and demanded a sign before he would approve construction of the church. 
On Dec. 12, the Virgin reappeared to Juan Diego and ordered him to collect roses in his tilmátli, a kind of cloak. Juan took the roses to the bishop and when he opened his cloak, dozens of roses fell to the floor and revealed the image of the Virgen of Guadalupe imprinted on the inside. The tilmátli with the image is on display in the Basilica de Guadalupe.