In 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared to a Mexican Indian named Juan Diego. When Juan Diego’s bishop asked for proof of Mary’s appearance, Mary told Juan to gather roses in his tilma (cloak) in the middle of winter. When Juan Diego brought the flowers to the bishop, a miraculous image of Mary appeared on the tilma. Today, the beautiful image is enshrined in Mexico City for all to see.
Feast Day: December 12
Patronage: Latin America, Mothers, Pregnant Women, Right To Life, The Americas