the virgin of guadalupe

In 1531 near Mexico City, a woman virgin appears to Juan, a man who happens to be traipsing the hillside. She tells him to build a church on the site. He runs down the hill to tell the bishop who, natch, demands authentication. Up the hill goes Juan where he finds Castilian roses, the native (and rare) flower of the bishop. That he sees Spanish florals growing in Mexico might be proof, however, now snow blankets the entire Teypeyac desert. Juan Diego gathers the blooms in his apron and trots them down the hill to the bishop. Upon his arrival, the petals and soil imprint a likeness of the Virgin Mary onto the fabric.

Such a beautiful story...not like my first animation!!!!!!! that I can't figure how to link!

Happy Our Lady of Guadalupe day! May it be filled with the unexpected!

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kds & dcb (what's a virgin?) mixed media on index today