Our Lady of Guadalupe Mexico DF Mexico
Photography by Bill Bell
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In 1531 a "Lady from Heaven" appeared to a poor Indian at Tepeyac, a hill
northwest of Mexico City; she identified herself as the Mother of the True God,
instructed him to have the bishop build a temple on the site and left an image
of herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth,
which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 469 years
later and still defies all scientific explanations of its origin.
It apparently even reflects in her eyes what was in front of her in 1531!