Sunday, December 12, 2021
December 12 is the feast day of the Our Lady of Guadalupe. She appeared to Juan Diego, a Native American, in 1531. She told him to go see the bishop and tell him to build a church. The bishop did not believe him. She appeared again to Juan Diego and told him to pick some flowers and bring them to her to arrange in his tilma (cloak). He did this. When he returned to the bishop to show him the flowers, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was imprinted on his tilma. This time the bishop believed him.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the Americas, Mexico, and the pro-life movement.