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Miraculously Indestructable?

Miraculously Indestructable?


Did you know that the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has withstood a variety of accidents and deliberate attempts at destruction?

On November 14th, 1921, during the Christero War; a group of anti-Catholic radicals attempted to destroy the image with a hidden bomb of 19 full sticks of dynamite hidden in a large flower vase.

The disguised explosives were placed on the high altar of the old basilica just inches from the then 389 year old cactus fiber image and successfully detonated.

The blast was felt for over one kilometer in every direction, destroyed much of the marble altar and its metal candle sticks and crucifix, as well as the stained glass windows of the basilica.

However, the glass of the frame was not even cracked and the image completely unscathed.

Below is an image of the crucifix that was significantly damaged by the explosion. It is still on display in the new basilica today for visitors to view.

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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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