The Miracles in the image - Our Lady of Guadalupe


I am very fond of Our Lady under this title!

Here are some truly fascinating facets about this miraculous image. I will list a few, but see the LINKS below for the scientific reports. It now seems hard to find but Johnnette Benkovic interviewed Dan Lynch on her EWTN show, The Abundant Life on these miraculous findings and it is a riveting show....if you can find it.

The Image of Our Lady is actually an Aztec Pictograph which was read and understood quickly by the Aztec Indians.


1. THE LADY STOOD IN FRONT OF THE SUN

She was greater than the dreaded Huitzilopochtli, their sun-god of war.
2. HER FOOT RESTED ON THE CRESCENT MOON

She had clearly crushed Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent moon-god.
3. THE STARS STREWN ACROSS THE MANTLE

She was greater than the stars of heaven which they worshipped. She was a virgin and the Queen of the heavens for Virgo rests over her womb and the northern crown upon her head. She appeared on December 12, 1531 and the stars that she wore are the constellations of the stars that appeared in the sky that day!

4. THE BLUE‑GREEN HUE OF HER MANTLE

She was a Queen because she wears the color of royalty.
5. THE BLACK CROSS ON THE BROOCH AT HER NECK

Her God was that of the Spanish Missionaries, Jesus Christ her son who died on the cross for all mankind.
6. THE BLACK BELT

She was with child because she wore the Aztec Maternity Belt.
7. THE FOUR PETAL FLOWER OVER THE WOMB

She was the Mother of God because the flower was a special symbol of life, movement and deity-the center of the universe.
8. HER HANDS ARE JOINED IN PRAYER

She was not God but clearly there was one greater than Her and she pointed her finger to the cross on her brooch.
9. THE DESIGN ON HER ROSE COLORED GARMENT

She is the Queen of the Earth because she is wearing a contour map of Mexico telling the Indians exactly where the apparition took place.


The Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Science1. The image to this date, cannot be explained by science.


2. The image shows no sign of deterioration after 450 years! The tilma or cloak of Saint Juan Diego on which the image of Our Lady has been imprinted, is a coarse fabric made from the threads of the maguey cactus. This fiber disintegrates within 20-60 years!

3. There is no under sketch, no sizing and no protective over-varnish on the image.

4. Microscopic examination revealed that there were no brush strokes.

5. The image seems to increase in size and change colors due to an unknown property of the surface and substance of which it is made.

6. According to Kodak of Mexico, the image is smooth and feels like a modern day photograph. (Produced 300 years before the invention of photography.)

7. The image has consistently defied exact reproduction, whether by brush or camera.

8. Several images can be seen reflected in the eyes of the Virgin. It is believed to be the images of Juan Diego, Bishop Juan de Zummaraga, Juan Gonzales, the interpreter and others.

9. The distortion and place of the images are identical to what is produced in the normal eye which is impossible to obtain on a flat surface.

10. The stars on Our Lady's Mantle coincide with the constellations in the sky on
December 12, 1531. All who have scientifically examined the image of Our Lady over the centuries confess that its properties are absolutely unique and so inexplicable in human terms that the image can only be supernatural!


LINKS
Startling Science...map of Constellations, http://blessyou.9f.com/guadalupe.html

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE PRAY FOR US, PRAY FOR OUR CONVERSION, PRAY FOR OUR RESPECT FOR LIFE....

14 comments:

Marie said...

The Aztecs used to do human sacrifices, yet with this one Vision of our Lady they came to the faith.

I think that is amazing. If only we could compare ourselves to that ancient culture...we murder the innocents(they are todays human sacrifice) but unlike the Aztecs we cannot claim ignorance.

I LOVE this image of Our Lady too :).

Peace & JOY to you:)

Marie

Kelly said...

Wow! This is fascinating! I did not know all this - how amazing!

Thanks for the education!

Len & Heather said...

There is a beautiful crescent moon tonight. How appropriate!!!
Blessings,
Heather - Doodle Acres

Therese said...

Thanks for all the info. I haven't really learnt much about Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Dessi said...

It is amazing...our Lady is simply AMAZING!!!

SuzanneG said...

I love studying/reading about OLOG....there is just so much to see and realize about this image. it's amazing. Great post.

I saw your Advent "Pot o' gold" on your sidebar and LOVE that idea....I need something that can be easily moved around with one hand that won't get all messed up. We use our dinner table for other things besides eating and it needs to be able to be moved. another project for next year!

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Lovely post...

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

I love the image and what Our Lady did for Mexico. I wish she would come and do the same here in the UK.
I have a special love for her since my two miscarriages.

diana said...

I remember the first time I saw that image in a Polish Religious articles shop...she just took my breath away....and the STORY!!! was too awesome!

I read a book titled something like: Guadalupe: What Her Eyes Say and it was about how the images of the people around the tilma the second before it was unveiled were actually recorded in the OLG's eyes. They put her eyes under a microscope.

Some people have heard a heartbeat where the baby Jesus would be.

We chose this as the name of our homeschool!

diana said...

Oh rats! I am sorry, I missed the part where you already wrote about that. Here I thought I had some wonderful new information about OLG to share!!!!

+JMJ+ said...

Diana - I have also heard that about a stethoscope to the image's womb detects a heartbeat...in fact, it even happens sometimes with the missionary images that travel!

Just awe-inspiring!

Anonymous said...

I am a Filipino who lives in Singapore and I came to know Our Lady of Guadalupe, whom I call as "Mama", through a Nun I've met 7 years ago in one of our recollections.

From then on, "Mama" has guided me in my pursuits in life and gave me thousands of miracles. I lost my necklace and rosary with a picture of her and just recently, my aunt gave me a rosary with her picture that was to be thrown by one of her boarders. Knowing I am a devotee, she took it and gave it to me.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a loving mother. Pray to her and she will pray with you to her son, Jesus Christ to have your wish granted. I am a living testimony of her.

From The Pews said...

Bless You and Thank you for Sharing!

Being of Mexican Descent, needless to say I am very, very partial to Our Lady of Guadalupe ♥

Let us all Pray that she End our Culture of Death!

Amen.

jessica said...

Amazing! Thank you for posting this on FB this morning. I can't wait to share this with my husband. :)

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