Lupita - #7273


Item Size 13"

According to accounts published in both Nahuatl and Spanish in the 1600s, the image of the Virgin de Gudalupe appeared to the indigenous peasant, Juan Diego, in the hills of Tepeyac in the outskirts of Mexico City.

It was December 9, 1531, and Juan Diego was on his way to the city from his village when he saw the image of a young woman surrounded by light. The young woman spoke in Nahuatl and told Juan Diego that a church should be built in her honor at the top of Tepeyac hill, where there had once been an Aztec Temple to the goddess Tonantzin.