Encounter Jesus Under the Mantle of Our Lady


Stars – Part II

Stars – Part II

Did you know that there are more than a dozen constellations featured on the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe?

Each constellation is relevant to the identity of Our Lady and of her Son!

An example:

The constellation Ursa Major (also known as the Big Dipper) can be found on her right side, while the Southern Cross is found on her left. These two constellations flank the symbol of the *Quincunx on her gown. Thus the interplay between the two garments and three symbols highlights the three years of public ministry of Jesus; beginning at His baptism by St. John the Baptist and leading to His passion, death on the cross and resurrection!

The Constellations Ursa Major and the Southern Cross mapped on the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

For more quick facts on Our Lady of Guadalupe, please explore our Guadalupedia Section here at GuadalupeMissions.org

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.

Know of our prayers!