Our Lady of Guadalupe holy medal
- Marian Apparition, Mexico, Memorial is December 12th.
- Immaculate Conception - patron of the Americas, the New World
Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego near Mexico City in December 1531 as he was hurrying to Mass. She requested that a temple be built where she stood on Tepeyac hill. The bishop did not believe Juan Diego and asked for a sign. As Juan was distracted about his ailing uncle, Our Lady appeared to him again. She gave him a bunch of unseasonal roses to take back to the bishop as her sign. When Juan offered the roses to the bishop that he had gathered up in his tilma, or cloak, inside the tilma appears an image of Our Lady. The miraculous image has survived to this day on a cloak made of materials that never lasted more than 20 years. Her eyes in the image are alive and even reflect the scene of the bishop and others as they received the roses. In addition, the symbology of the image was very meaningful to the Aztec people of the day. They were deeply involved in child sacrifice at that time and Our Lady's miraculous image converted thousands of Aztecs to Christianity.
These medals are great on necklaces, bracelets, rosaries, pins or whatever else you had in mind. They all come with an open jump ring so you can attach it to your necklace.
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All medals and crucifixes are silver oxide (unless noted otherwise), which is a silver plated zinc alloy. They are quality Italian made, and the medals are approx. 1 inch tall and 5/8 inch wide. Crucifix sizes vary per listing.
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