Monday, June 11, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday

On December 9, 1531, a native Mexican named Juan Diego rose before dawn to walk fifteen miles to daily Mass in what is now Mexico City. Juan lived a simple life as a weaver, farmer, and laborer. That morning, as Juan passed Tepeyac Hill, he heard music and saw a glowing cloud encircled by a rainbow. A woman's voice called him to the top of the hill. There he saw a beautiful young woman dressed like an Aztec princess. She said she was the Virgin Mary and asked Juan to tell the bishop to build a church on that site. She said, "I vividly desire that a church be built on this site, so that in it I can be present and give my love, compassion, help, and defense, for I am your most devoted mother . . . to hear your laments and to remedy all your miseries, pains, and sufferings."  

Verbiage from Catholic Online

7 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So very profound are your words in your post and the image you've shared is very striking and humbling!!

Jem said...

Interesting story. A great commission for a humble person.

Ginny said...

I had seen this amazing photo on Facebook and wondered what it was all about!

Leah H. said...

That's beautiful! Great shot..

Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by:)

http://www.sweethomephilippines.com/2012/06/road-trip-state-college.html

turquoise cro said...

O! Can YOU imagine that?!!! What a lucky spiritual man Juan was!!!

Felisol said...

Great and moving story. All these seemingly ordinary men and women who heard the calling and had the heart, guts and faith to follow it.
The picture is an true honor to the humble man.

mansuetude said...

that is beautiful. I love that she is dressed as an Aztec princess. 1531 wow.