This laminated holy card features a beautiful Catholic image on the front with a distinctive gold foil stamping design around the edge. It includes a prayer on the back and crystal-clear laminating for durability.
Item No.: AM-800-4271
- Patron Saint of Mexico.
- Back of Card: Mystical Rose.
- Features the image of Our Lady Of Guadalupe With Visions.
- Prayer Card
- Laminated Cardstock: 2-5/8" W x 4-3/8" H.
- 25 Pieces Per Package
Story & Symbolism: Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe and La Morenita, is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with a series of five Marian apparitions in December 1531, and a venerated image on a cloak enshrined within the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The basilica is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world and the world's third most-visited sacred site. Pope Leo XIII granted the image a canonical coronation on October 12, 1895.
The first apparition occurred on the morning of December 9, 1531, when it is said that a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego experienced a vision of a young woman at a place called the Hill of Tepeyac, which would become part of Villa de Guadalupe, in a suburb of Mexico City.
According to the accounts, the woman, speaking to Juan Diego in his native Nahuatl language, identified herself as the Virgin Mary, "mother of the very true deity". She was said to have asked for a church to be built at that site in her honor.
Based on her words, Juan Diego then sought out the archbishop of Mexico City, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, to tell him what had happened. Not unexpectedly, the bishop did not believe Diego, but on the same day, Juan Diego saw the young woman for a second time. The story continues saying she then asked him to keep insisting.