Our Lady of Tepeyac

Apparitions

The lone pilgrim was making his way south from Tulpetlac, across the dusty desert...

Image

With the tilma full of flowers in his arms, Juan Diego immediately set out...

Basilica

With the future of Christianity on the American continent very much in doubt...

Novena

Dearest Lady of Guadalupe, fruitful Mother of holiness, teach me your ways...

Feast

In 1999, Pope John Paul II declared the date as a Liturgical Holy Day for...

St. Juan Diego

Not a great deal is known about Juan Diego prior to his conversion...

Feast

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December 12, 1999 - Feast of our lady of guadalupe

Pope John Paul II declared the date as a Liturgical Holy Day for the whole continent at a Solemn Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During the same visit, he also entrusted all sacred life to her loving protection by placing the innocent lives of children, especially those who are in danger of not being born, under her motherly care.

A chronological listing of some other important events related to Our Lady of Guadalupe:

1666
A formal investigation and inquiry was conducted by the Church to give authority to the tradition of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

1667
Clement IX institutes the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12.

1737
Our Lady of Guadalupe was chosen as the Patroness of Mexico City.

1757
Pope Benedict XV authorizes King Ferdinand VII to use the offices and Masses of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Spanish territories.

1821
Our Lady of Guadalupe is proclaimed Patroness of all Mexico.

1895
The pontifically authorized coronation of Our Lady of Guadalupe is attended by bishops throughout the Americas.

1900
Pope Leo XIII proclaims the offices and Masses of Our Lady of Guadalupe should be celebrated in perpetuity. 1935 Pope Pius XI names Our Lady of Guadalupe Patroness of the Phillipines.

1941
A petition from Archbishop Cantwell is submitted to name Our Lady of Guadalupe as Patroness of the United States.

1946
Pope Pius XII declares Our Lady of Guadalupe as Patroness of the Americas.

1961
Pope John XXIII prays to Our Lady of Guadalupe as Mother of the Americas and refers to her as Teacher of the Faith to the peoples of the Americas. 1988 The liturgical celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12 is raised to a Catholic feast day in all U.S. dioceses.

1992
Pope John Paul II dedicates a chapel in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Peter's Basilica.

1999
Pope John Paul II proclaims Our Lady of Guadalupe as Patroness of the whole American continent.

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