Our Lady of Guadalupe Images for Your Home

by ologsinquito

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a popular Marian devotion, especially in the New World, as she is patroness of the Americas.

Many people of Mexican descent have pictures and statues of Our Lady of Guadalupe in their homes. Spanish-speaking Catholics throughout the New World have turned to Mary, under this title, in their times of need for many years.

However, this popular devotion has also crossed over into the English-speaking world. Now, it's not unusual to find people with no ties to Central America also keeping reminders of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, around the house.

This devotion is based upon a Church-approved apparition, which happened in 1531. A man named Juan Diego was walking to morning Mass when he heard a voice calling his name. Although his bishop initially did not believe he was receiving visits from the Mother of God, a series of events convinced him otherwise.

The appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe in what is now Mexico City is widely considered the turning point for the Catholic faith in Latin America. Prior to the appearance of Mary, the Mother of God, the Franciscan friars had little success preaching the Gospel. However, in the years following Our Lady's appearance to Juan Diego, millions of people were converted and baptized.

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Portraits of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Few Marian images seem to have as many renditions as Our Lady of Guadalupe, often pictured in the warm colors of the Mexican desert. The antique-replica of this apparition below is a beautiful high-resolution print, which shows Our Lady as she appeared to Juan Diego in the middle.

The scenes surrounding it tell the story of how this Native American convert to the Catholic faith was visited by Our Blessed Mother. The image on the bottom left of the print shows Juan receiving roses, which did not bloom in the Mexican desert, especially in the middle of winter. These flowers were given to Juan as a sign that he was a true visionary, as his bishop had doubts.

The scene on the bottom right shows Juan displaying an image left by Our Lady on his tilma, an apron-like garment worn by the native people of that time. This apron is what he used to carry the fresh roses to his bishop, whom could no longer doubt the authenticity of the apparitions.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
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Our Lady of Guadalupe Throw Pillow

A similar image to the one above, with the four panels showing Juan Diego, is found on the beautiful throw pillow below. This pillow measures 20 by 20-inches and is made in America from wrinkle-free polyester fabric. This material is heavy weight, and is designed for durability.

Modern Interpretation of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The print of Our Lady of Guadalupe shown below was created in a more modern style, but it is still very dignified. It shows Mary, the Mother of God, bathed in blue, which is a color traditionally associated with Our Lady, as it is the color of royalty. Catholics believe she is Queen of Heaven and Queen of the Angels.

This image of Mary also shows her with distinctly Hispanic features. The skin tone and features of Our Lady of Guadalupe matched that of the native people living in Mexico, as is typical of her appearances. When Mary appeared in Vietnam, in the late 1700's, she was an Asian woman holding an Asian baby.

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe below is an exact replica of the original image that appeared on Juan Diego's tilma. (Juan Diego is now a Catholic saint, canonized in 2002. The original now hangs in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Millions of people visit this major Catholic pilgrimage spot, especially around the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 9.

This print measures 16 by 24-inches, and it can also be purchased framed.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Our Lady of Guadalupe
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Updated: 08/01/2016, ologsinquito
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ologsinquito on 10/30/2014

Hi WriterArtist, Mary has appeared all over the world. I'm wondering if there has been an apparition in India. I'll check into that and let you know.

WriterArtist on 10/30/2014

Had not heard about Lady of Guadalupe , the article gave an insight on this virtuous Lady.

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