From my Author’s Note in The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe
People around the world, from diverse backgrounds and economic levels, come to seek her help, to fulfill a promise, and to gaze at Juan Diego’s cloak, or tilma, which miraculously still has Our Lady’s image preserved on the cactus-fiber cloth. On December 12, her feast day, millions visit the site. In 2002, the Catholic Church canonized Juan Diego as the first indigenous saint of the Americas.
It is a pleasure to share this story and cultural tradition.
A note from the blog manager about today’s BOOK GIVEAWAY:
All you need to do to win one of 5 copies of The Beautiful Lady is add a comment below. Winners will be selected at random. I’ll note the winners in a post tomorrow morning and you can email me your address.
See more images of Our Lady.