Last December, the picture books, The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe and a Spanish language edition, La hermosa Señora: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe were published just in time for the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12. One of Mexico’s most-loved stories is told as a story-within-a-story, making it more accessible to children and framing it within a contemporary celebration of the “special” day. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful symbol for Mexicans, people of Mexican descent, Latinos, Catholics, women and diverse believers in the feminine force in the universe.
There are hundreds of images on Pat’s Pinterest board, The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe, including fine art, altars and shrines, outdoor murals, folk art, jewelry, clothing, tattoos, and food. Viewing these representations of Our Lady illuminates her status as a cultural icon.
Today’s image is from Pat’s personal collection.