8" x 12" Our Lady Of Guadalupe Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Dimensions: 8" x 12"
The Our Lady of Guadalupe - as she appears in the Basilica - gallery wrapped canvas depicts the Virgin Mary as she appeared to St. Juan Diego: in Mexico in 1531, Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego as the "Lady from Heaven," asking him to have a church built on the hill they were on. The bishop, however, wanted a sign that it truly was Mary appearing. Thus, Our Lady bloomed dozens of roses on the hilltop - even though they were not in season! Juan carried the roses back to the bishop in his tilma (a cheap cactus-cloth covering), and when he unfolded the tilma before the bishop, Our Lady had imprinted her image into the tilma. This image has not deteriorated since then, and many miracles are related to venerating Mary through this image. Numerous symbols are entwined into the image, including the ribbon/sash that shows she is a virgin, but since it is in the shape of a cultural flower that means she has new life in her...she is with child (Jesus! - which is also why this devotion is largely used for the pro-life cause); the light around her that shows she is the Revelation "woman clothed with the sun;" the angel holding her up that proclaims her royalty as Queen of Heaven and earth; along with man other profound symbols.