Today is almost over, but I didn't want to let it go by without wishing everyone a happy feast day for Our Lady of Guadalupe. Last year I went to mass to celebrate with a Mexican friend and her family and had a great time. All the little girls dressed as Mary and all the little boys dressed as St Juan Diego were so cute!
I cast the medal pictured here from a vintage medal in my collection. I love it because it shows Our Lady's face so clearly. (It's for sale in my shop Rosa Mystica, if your interested...)
We have Our Lady of Guadalupe to thank for truly bringing the Catholic christian faith to Latin America. The miraculous cloak (or tilma) that belonged to Juan Diego and features the image of Our Lady is still on display in Mexico City and is venerated by pilgrims from all around the world.
The story of Guadalupe is fantastic to read, but too long for me to recap here at this late hour. (It's 11:00 PM while I'm typing this!) So I would suggest you head over to Catholic Online to read their version.