Encounter Jesus Under the Mantle of Our Lady

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Month: March 2020


Pronounced “keen-koon-say”. An Aztec symbol consisting of a circle with four petals. It is associated both with divinity and kingship. Although some symbols are repreated on Our Lady’s gown, the quincunx is found only once on the image of Our Lady, directly over her abdomen.

Castilian Roses

The flowers which St. Juan Diego gathered on Tepeyec Hill into his tilma and brought to Bishop Juan Zumarraga as a miraculous sign. These flowers are not native to Mexico. They appeared suddenly and also outside of the typical growing season for flowers in the area.


Pronounced “keht-zahl”. The color of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s veil. It was worn only by Aztec nobility and the upper classes. It takes its name from the Quetzal bird, whose iridescent blue-green feathers were prized more than gold by the Aztecs. The photo featured is an Aztec headdress crafted from these feathers. This artifact is […]


Our Lady’s gown features nine distinct flower clusters. This number is significant in Christian tradition in its connection with: The Three Persons of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit The Nine Choirs of Angels: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. The nine days the Disciples stayed in the upper […]

Guadalupe Missions is a non-profit that provides talks, retreats and mission-pilgrimages throughout the U.S. and in Mexico City.

Our missionary work is inspired by the Beatitudes as well as the example and guidance of Our Lady, serving the poorest and most neglected individuals and communities.

Guadalupe Missions’ purpose is to evangelize by sharing the love of Christ through the gift of His mother Mary – meeting both worldly & spiritual needs.

In our talks and retreats we unpack the treasury of symbolism and depth seen in the image itself as well as the rich historical, scientific, and theological significance of a miraculous image that resulted in the largest conversion in recorded history.

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