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Our Lady of Guadalupe Statue

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Our Lady of Guadalupe is a 16th century icon which shows the Virgin Mary, otherwise known as the mother of Jesus Christ. This image is also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe and it represents a famous Marian apparition. According to historical accounts, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared miraculously on the front of a simple peasant’s cloak. The image, which has since been made into Our Lady of Guadalupe statues shows the Virgin Mary standing upright with her head bowed slightly to the right and her hands clasp as though she is praying. She is swathed in a rich blue robe with cold trim and wears a golden colored dress. At her feet shows a man holding up what appears to be the bottom of her robe.

 

This image is still in existence today and can be seen on display in the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City and it is one of Mexico’s most popular religious images and the focus is of an extensive pilgrimage. The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego between the 9th December and the 12th of December back in 1531. This symbol is significantly important, especially to most Mexican Catholics and the Virgin Mary, shown in this vision has been given the name, ‘Patroness of the Americas.’ Our Lady of Guadalupe is the second most visited catholic shrine in the whole world.

 

There have been many replicas created of the vision of the Virgin Mary, and it is also possible for you to get your own Our Lady of Guadalupe statues in various sizes and made from various materials such as hand carved wood, plastic and pewter. You can use Our Lady of Guadalupe statues for a prayer garden which you might have, or you could simply buy a small statue to keep in your home and remind you of your faith, it is not only a beautiful piece of imagery but it will also be an act of showing your devotion and faith.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a recognised and important symbol to all Mexican Catholics, and if you are a Mexican Catholic then you might want your own replica of Our Lady of Guadalupe statue for your own home, this will not only show your faith but it will be a beautiful piece of art that all of your friends and family can admire when they visit.

 

You can purchase Our Lady of Guadalupe statues on the internet and from all good catholic stores, all you have to do is run a simple search on the internet and you will find lots of links and websites which can tell you more about where you can get your own Our Lady of Guadalupe statues. You can also find out a little bit more about the image its self, which has often been misinterpreted by many different people and can have any number of meanings- it is up to you which meaning you place with this wonderful image.

This article was published on Monday 21 September, 2009.



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