Catholic Feast

A few years after the conquest of Mexico by Hernán Cortés, the admirable evangelization of the Indians already started by the Spanish missionaries, the Blessed Virgin appeared to the neophyte Juan Diego on the hill of Tepeyac, near the capital, and left him in his Sculpted tilma the sacred image, which the Lady herself wanted to be venerated with the title of Guadalupe, then famous in the world for the sanctuary that bears her name in Extremadura, Spain. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the magnet of the Mexican people, and the main Patroness of all Spanish America.