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Do you remember Juan Diego a humble Indian chosen by the Virgin Mary as the carrier of a message to Fray Juan de Zumárraga, the first bishop of Mexico?
He had this vision of a young woman while he was on a hill in the Tepeyac desert, near Mexico. Our Lady of Guadalupe instructed him to build a shrine where he was on that time where she could show and offer all her love, compassion, and protection:
"I will demonstrate, I will exhibit, I will give all my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to the people. I am your merciful mother, the merciful mother of all of you who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me , of those who cry to me, of those who seek me, of those who have confidence in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow and will remedy and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities and misfortunes."
Juan Diego went to the bishop as instructed. Fray Juan de Zumárraga was doubtful and told Juan Diego to show a proof. He returned to Tepeyac hill and told the lady that the bishop did not believe him. Juan Diego asked the lady to look for another messeger. The Lady however insisted that it was of the utmost importance that it be Diego speaking to the bishop on her behalf. On Sunday, Juan Diego did as the Lady directed, but again the bishop asked for a sign. Later that day, the Lady promised Juan Diego she would give him a sign the following day.
One night Juan Diego discovered that his uncle was seriously ill. The next morning he planned to meed with the Lady insted tried to find a priest who could administer the last rites to his dying uncle. Passing to the Tepeyac hill, the Lady appeared to him and told him that his uncle would not die. The Lady then asked him to gather the flowers he found there. It was winter time and normally nothing blooms in the cold.
Juan Diego found roses from the region of Castille where native to Bishop Juan de Zumarraga. The Lady helped Juan Diego to re-arranged the roses carefully inside the folded tilma he was wearing that time and instructed him not to open it before anyone but the bishop.
When Juan Diego unfolded his tilma before the Bishop roses cascaded from his tilma, and an icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously impressed on the cloth, bringing the bishop to his knees.
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