Encounter Jesus Under the Mantle of Our Lady

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Pronounced “Mah-geh”.

An agave plant related to the aloe plant, native to Mexico and parts of the American Southwest and Texas.

The poorer classes of Aztecs would tear its long blades into fibers for a variety of uses, including drying these fibers, twisting them together and then using them to weave fabric.

It is this material which St. Juan Diego used to weave the tilma upon which Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared and has remained since December 12th, 1531.

An example of maguey fabric produced near Teotihuacan, Mexico is pictured below.

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.

We welcome you to respond to Our Lady’s generous and heartfelt invitation to greater intimacy with her Son, Jesus Christ.

We hope that you find the resources on this site (designed by missionaries – not web designers!) useful on your journey to Christ.

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