MEXICO
   
Our Lady of Guadalupe In 1531 the Blessed Virgin appeared to an Indian native, a recent convert to Christianity who was on his way to catechetical instruction. Juan Diego, the name of the seer, reported the apparition to his local bishop who at first did not believe him. In a subsequent apparition Juan Diego asked the Lady for a sign. She told him to pick roses at the site of the apparition. Juan filled his cloak with the roses and when he unrolled it to show them to the bishop the image of Our Lady was seen imprinted on the cloak. Ever since then, this image has been venerated by the Mexican people.
   

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