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  1. 1. THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE By Denice Perez, History 27
  2. 2. Mexico <ul><li>The object of their worship, however, was equivocal, as they continued to address the Virgin Mary as Tonantzin </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Conquest in 1519-21 a temple of the mother-goddess Tonantzin at Tepeyac outside of Mexico City </li></ul><ul><li>Newly converted Indians continued to come from afar to worship there. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>December 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of Catholics make the pilgrimage to Mexico City to celebrate the Lady of Guadalupe. </li></ul><ul><li>Basilica of Guadalupe, they honor the miracle that took place nearby 450 years ago </li></ul>
  4. 4. Juan Diego <ul><li>Mary, the mother of Jesus, is believed to have appeared to Juan Diego </li></ul><ul><li>December 9, 1531 </li></ul><ul><li>He heard music and saw a Young woman outlined by a radiant glow. </li></ul><ul><li>She spoke to him in Nahuatl </li></ul><ul><li>Bishop of Mexico, Juan de Zumarraga, to build a chapel to her on the site where she appeared </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Shrine of Guadalupe <ul><li>the Shrine of Guadalupe became Mexico City's signature building </li></ul><ul><li>the Lady of Guadalupe represents a synthesis of Christian and indigenous beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the local people to convert to Christianity </li></ul>
  6. 6. Culture
  7. 7. The Image <ul><li>Two accounts published in the 1640s, one in Spanish and the other in Nahuatl, tell how, during a walk from his home village to Mexico City early on the morning of December 9, 1531 </li></ul><ul><li>The Virgin told Juan Diego to gather some flowers from the top of Tepeyac Hill </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tradition
  9. 9. Basilica