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1 The Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:38 am

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The only true picture of the Mother of God To the Aztecs a message To the Spaniards a picture color, lines, stars, designs, rays, moon. all have meaning

Flowers and Songs

Mary appeared on Tepeyac, the hill was covered with flowers, surrounded by songs of the most beautiful birds
meaning: flowers and songs mean the full truth

DESCRIPTION

Image

Size of the image: 6 1/2' X 3 1/2' Mary adolescent, around 15, oval face, Mexican clear dark face, a little mother

Angel

as a caryatid, wings half open, sustain Our Lady red, white, blue in color the angel is holding both: the pink dress represents earth; the blue mantle represents heaven meaning: Heaven and earth are witnesses to the truth of the apparition message

Stars

Brightest gold - finest - royalty: as if woven, as if they would fall at touch 48 stars, 8 points; 22 on right, 26 on left show constellations that were in the sky at the time of the apparition 10:30 am December 12, 1531

pattern: The stars on one side represent the northern constellations, the others represent the southern constellations. Can see Venus the morning star, Virgo would fall on the hands, Leo on the womb, crown of stars on the head.

Dress

in Nahuatl the designs of gold thread as embroidered flowers of 8 petals represent mountains; the only 4-petal flower on womb just below sash in the center means life and movement

Sash

tied around the waist; symbol of pregnancy Central part of dress bulging - means She is with child

Cuffs

End of dress rolled back over the sleeves white fur means nobility - dressed in Jewish nobility - nothing Indian about it

Hands

joined in prayer of supplication, therefore not a goddess; there is someone greater than Her

Moon

stands on moon, horns up - Rev. 12:1 moon pagan god of night, providence, youth, war She is greater than the moon

Sun

mighty god; Our Lady blocks the sun behind Her She is brighter than the sun god

Rays

rays bright near body, fade out away from body 129 rays - 62 on right, 67 on left equidistant alternating forms: 1) straight like swords 2) undulating flames

Red Border

because of rising sun - new life

Cloud

surrounding the entire image

http://www.ewtn.com/_saints/JuanDiego/image.htm

2 Re: The Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:42 am

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The Image as Pictograph — the Aztec Indians of Mexico understood the picture.pictograph instantly, falling on their knees.

The Image of Our Lady is actually an Aztec Pictograph which was read and understood quickly by the Aztec Indians.

1. THE LADY STOOD IN FRONT OF THE SUN — She was greater than their dreaded sun-god “Huitzilopochtli”.

2. HER FOOT RESTED ON THE CRESCENT MOON — She had clearly vanquished their foremost deity, the feather serpent “Quetzalcoatl”.

3. THE STARS STREWN ACROSS THE MANTLE — She was greater than the stars of heaven which they worshipped. She was a virgin and the Queen of the heavens for Virgo rests over her womb and the northern crown upon her head. She appeared on December 12, 1531, for the stars that she wore are the constellation of stars that appeared in the sky that day!

4. THE BLUE-GREEN HUE OF HER MANTLE — She was a Queen for she wears the color of royalty.

5. THE BLACK CROSS ON THE BROOCH AT HER NECK — Her God was that of the Spanish Missionaries, Jesus Christ her son.

6. THE BLACK BELT — She was with child for she wore the Aztec Maternity Belt.

7. THE FOUR-PETAL FLOWER OVER THE WOMB — She was the “Mother of God.” The flower was a special symbol of life, movement and deity — the center of the universe.

8. HER HANDS ARE JOINED IN PRAYER — She was not God but clearly there was one greater than Her and she pointed her finger to the cross on her brooch.

9. THE DESIGN ON HER ROSE-COLORED GARMENT — She is the “Queen of the Earth,” for she is wearing a map of Mexico telling the Indians exactly where the apparition took place.

4 Popes and Our Lady of Guadalupe on Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:08 am

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Latest Popes and Our Lady of Guadalupe
for full information http://www.sancta.org/olg-popes.html

From the 16th century to our days Our Lady of Guadalupe was honoured by 25 Popes of the Church.

Here are a few links to some related Vatican information and official documentation, letters and speeches, just from the latest popes, referring to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict says that Our Lady of Guadalupe will always assist and protect the people of Mexico and other countries affected by the swine Influenza, while greeting Spanish speaking pilgrims in St. Peter's Square to pray the midday Angelus.: St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 3, 2009.

BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict places in the hands of Our Lady of Guadalupe and in Her maternal protection the members of the Pius Pontifical Latin American College of Rome: Clementine Hall, Vatican City, February 19, 2009.
BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict entrusts all the world's families to Our Lady of Guadalupe. : Via videoconference from the Vatican, during the closing of the 6th World Day of Families, January 18, 2009.

BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict refers to Our Lady of Guadalupe when he greeted the pilgrims in St. Peter's Square to pray the midday Angelus.: St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, December 14, 2008.
BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict refers to the words of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego from the Nican Mopohua.
He also invokes the protection of Or Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, and to Her he entrusts the People of God at this stage of the third Christian millennium.
Benedict leaves a personal gift, a triptych, which includes in one of its panels Saint Juan Diego proclaiming the Gospel, with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on his cloak and the Bible in his hand. Address in the Inaugural Session of the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America an the Ceribbean. Brazil, Sunday, 13 May 2007.
BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict asks for Our Lady of Guadalupe to be the model and guide for families and parents: Recitation of the Regina Cæli. Brazil, May 13, 2007.
BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict prays to the Mother of God to intercede, from the Shrine of Guadalupe, for the people of the Americas, and to bless its lands and its homes: Address during Recitation of the Holy Rosary and meeting with priests. Brazil, Saturday, 12 May 2007.
BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict invokes the maternal protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of all America, so that She may protect and inspire those who govern: Address during his Welcome ceremony to Brazil. International Airport of São Paulo. Wednesday, 9 May 2007
BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict honours Our Lady of Guadalupe, prays for mothers: Here
BENEDICT XVI - Pope Benedict entrusts to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America, the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM): Here
BENEDICT XVI - Benedict asks the Lord, through the motherly intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to illumine the work of the Continental Meeting For America on the "COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH": Here
BENEDICT XVI - Benedict implores Our Lady of Guadalupe to protect the people of Mexico, so that they may continue to advance on the paths of solidarity and peace: Here
BENEDICT XVI - Benedict addresses the groups of Bishops from Mexico on their "ad limina" visits, entrusting their protection to Our Lady of Guadalupe: Here, Here, Here and Here.
JOHN PAUL II - Homily for the Canonization of Juan Diego - Basilica of Guadalupe, Mexico. July 31 2002: Here
JOHN PAUL II - inaugurating on a laptop computer the official website of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City - GENERAL AUDIENCE, Wednesday 12 December 2001: Here
JOHN PAUL II - Homily in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City, January 23 1999: Here
JOHN PAUL II - Homiliy entrusting Our Lady of Guadalupe with the future path of the Church on the great continent of America. Conclusion of the Special Assembly for America of the Synod of Bishops, December 12 1997: Here
JOHN PAUL II - Homily on the 450 Aniversary of the Apparitions. December 12, 1981: Here
JOHN PAUL II - Homily during his first visit to the Basilica of Guadalupe. Jan 27 1979: Here
PAUL VI - Message to Mexico for the inauguration of the new Sanctuary of Guadalupe. October 12, 1976: Here
PAUL VI - on the 75th Aniversary of the Pontificial Crowning of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec 18 1969: Here
PAUL VI - Radio Message on his gift to the Basilica of Guadalupe of the Golden Rose. May 31 1966: Here

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