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The Story Of How Our Lady of Guadalupe was saved from a Bomb by Crucifix

The Story Of How Our Lady of Guadalupe was saved from a Bomb by Crucifix

The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe is popular. The Virgin Mary appeared to the indigenous peasant Juan Diego in the 1500s and miraculously left her image on his tilma, which is still venerated today.

Not popularly known, moreover, is the story of how a crucifix once saved the image when a bomb exploded in the 1920s.

The story is recounted in the back of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, next to where the crucifix, twisted by the explosion, is displayed. The crucifix is known as the “Holy Christ of the Attack.”

According to the story, on November 14, 1921, “an unidentified man, on the pretext of placing a bouquet of flowers, approached the altar and placed his offering before the venerated image of Our Lady.”

“Around 10:30 in the morning, a dynamite bomb that was hidden among the flowers exploded. The altar steps made of marble, brass candlesticks and this Sacred Image of Our Crucified Lord, which fell twisted to the ground, were damaged.”

The heavy metal crucifix, however, absorbed the impact of the explosion, protecting the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe behind it.

The story notes that the glass pane in front of the Marian image “was not even smashed in” by the explosion.

“The Mexican people were greatly outraged by the attack,” and on Nov. 17 of that week, “commerce in our capital was shut down for five hours in protest over this unspeakable attack.”

“Since then, the faithful people of Mexico have venerated in a special way this image of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which protected his Holy Mother from such a perverse attack,” the story relates.

Comforting Words from Our Lady of Guadalupe

Comforting Words from Our Lady of Guadalupe

Some of the words of Our Lady to St. Juan Diego:

Assuredly, littlest of my sons, I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God through Whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near and far, the Master of heaven and earth. I wish and intensely desire that in this place my sanctuary be erected. Here I will show and display all my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to the people.

I am your merciful Mother. The merciful Mother of all of you who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me. Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow, and will come to their aid, and lessen all their multiple sufferings, necessities, and misfortunes.

Pay attention, put it into your heart, my youngest and dearest son, that the thing that frightens you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing: do not let it trouble you, Am I not here, I who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need something more? Be anxious for nothing.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, please pray for us!

WATCH : The Miraculous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

WATCH : The Miraculous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

From the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, built in the place where Mary appeared to Juan Diego, now a saint, comes a strong message of hope.

This Mary of Nazareth movie tells us the story of the five apparitions, and of the miraculous image still venerated at the sanctuary.

See Video Below



Guess Which Trump Nominee Wore Our Lady of Guadalupe Socks To His Confirmation Hearing?

Guess Which Trump Nominee Wore Our Lady of Guadalupe Socks To His Confirmation Hearing?

Representative Ryan Zinke

It was none other than Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) who was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to be the new Secretary of the Interior.

Spotted by Melina Mara, national political staff photographer at The Washington Post, and posted on her Instagram account, Rep. Zinke wore something unusual: socks with Our Lady of Guadalupe imprinted on them.

Here’s her post:


This is particular interesting since Rep. Zinke’s religion is listed by Pew Forum as being Lutheran, not Catholic.
Given that fact, it’s not clear whether Our Lady of Guadalupe has a religious significance for him or not. Maybe he just liked the way it looked, who knows!



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