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Dynamite & Miracles

Dynamite & Miracles

Did you know that on November 14th, 1921 there was an attempt to destroy the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe?

Three men disguised as pilgrims set a vase of flowers concealing 19 sticks of dynamite on the high altar of the old basilica, inches away from the then 389-year-old tilma of Juan Diego.

The resulting blast was felt for a mile in all directions and destroyed the altar, chandelier, and candlesticks, also bending the large bronze altar crucifix into an S-shape. However, not even the delicate glass of the frame around the image was cracked.

The crucifix itself is on display even today in the new basilica for pilgrims to visit and behold yet another of the miracles of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

God bless,

Your friends at Guadalupe Missions

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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