Our Lady of Guadalupe is much revered and popular apparition of the Virgin Mary that goes back to the 16th century. Below is a brief account of that apparition.
A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized and given the name Juan Diego. He was a 57-year-old widower, and lived in a small village near Mexico City. On Saturday morning December 9, 1531, he was on his way to a nearby barrio to attend Mass in honor of Our Lady.
Juan was walking by a hill called Tepeyac when he heard beautiful music like the warbling of birds. A radiant cloud appeared, and within it stood an Indian maiden dressed like an Aztec princess. The lady spoke to him in his own language and sent him to the bishop of Mexico, a Franciscan named Juan de Zumarraga. The bishop was to build a chapel in the place where the lady appeared.
Eventually the bishop told Juan to have the lady give him a sign. About this same time Juan’s uncle became seriously ill. This led poor Juan to try to avoid the lady. Nevertheless the lady found Juan, assured him that his uncle would recover, and provided roses for Juan to carry to the bishop in his cape or tilma.
On December 12, when Juan Diego opened his tilma in the bishop’s presence, the roses fell to the ground, and the bishop sank to his knees. On the tilma where the roses had been appeared an image of Mary exactly as she had appeared at the hill of Tepeyac.
This Pin is deep bright blue to represent her mantle and is finished in rose gold to reflect the rose colored dress that she wore underneath. the multi colored roses underneath the Auspice hearken back to the roses that Juan Diego had gathered on Tepeyac Hill.
Rubber Back Clasp- A black rubber backing that uses pressure to keep the pin in place and is more comfortable against skin. Ideal for hats and jackets.
Tie Lock Clasp- A metal clasp that uses a locking mechanism to keep the pin in place. It is much more durable and ideal for things that may see rougher wear. Great for backpacks, diaperbags, and bag straps. This option comes with the rubber back clasp as well.
10% of the proceeds for this pin will be donated to Guadalupe Workers 501(c)3 non- profit organization that offers diverse support for mothers with unplanned pregnancies. You can check out all their good work at https://guadalupeworkers.org/
**Flower and Fox pin pictured are from another Pin Artist- ShopShoal and are used for styling purposes and to help represent the true-to-life color of the pin.