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This miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is loved and honored around the world. Mary is shown in the way she appeared on St. Juan Diego's tilma, with symbolic beauty revealing her as Mother, the Immaculate Conception, and as Queen of Heaven and Earth.
In Mexico in 1531, Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego as the "Lady from Heaven," asking him to have a church built on the hill where she appeared. The bishop, however, wanted a sign that it truly was Mary appearing. In response, Mary caused dozens of rose to bloom on the hilltop, even though they were not in season! Juan carried the roses back to the bishop in his tilma, and soon discovered that Our Lady had imprinted her image upon his garment. This image has not deteriorated since then, and many miracles are related to venerating Mary through this image. Numerous symbols are entwined into the image, including the sash demonstrating that Mary is a virgin, the light around her that shows she is the woman from the Book of Revelation who is "clothed with the sun," and the angel holding her up that proclaims her royalty as Queen of Heaven and earth. Through this image, may our Mother's words ever be with us to comfort and lead us: "Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear sickness, nor any other anguish. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."
Our image comes as a giclée canvas in an ornate gold solid wood frame. "Giclée" is a French word that means "sprayed ink," and it refers to our museum-quality printing process whereby different colored inks combine to create millions of colors that are slowly sprayed into canvas material. This high-tech method of art reproduction offers the highest possible fidelity to the original work and results in a clear depiction with colors as good or better than the original painting. Under archival conditions, giclée canvases have a total color fidelity guarantee for 70-100 years.
For the faithful Catholic that wishes their sacred art to be blessed with holy water: canvases are sparingly water repellant, so while a typical blessing should not damage the canvas whatsoever, those who favor more robust uses of holy water should take caution near the art.
This particular item comes in large sizes so that you can use it for a church. Handcrafted in Steubenville, Ohio, this touching devotional piece is sure to be treasured for years to come!
~Sizes listed are of the image/glass only~