Juan Diego in a vision in The name also refers to the Marian apparition itself. Our Lady of Guadalupe holds a special place in the religious life of Mexico and is one of the most popular religious devotions. Her image has played an important role as a national symbol of Mexico. According to tradition, Mary appeared to Juan Diego, who was an Aztec convert to Christianity , on December 9 and again on December 12, During her first apparition she requested that a shrine to her be built on the spot where she appeared, Tepeyac Hill now in a suburb of Mexico City.
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The basilica is the most-visited Catholic shrine in the world, and the world's third most-visited sacred site. Pope Leo XIII granted the image a decree of a canonical coronation on 8 February and was ceremoniously crowned on 12 October Catholic accounts provide that the Virgin Mary appeared four times to Juan Diego and once more to his uncle, Juan Bernardino. The first apparition occurred on the morning of Saturday, December 9, Julian calendar , which is December 19 on the proleptic Gregorian calendar in present use , when it is said that an indigenous Mexican peasant named Juan Diego experienced a vision of a young woman at a place called the Hill of Tepeyac , which later became part of Villa de Guadalupe , in a suburb of Mexico City. Not unexpectedly, the Archbishop did not believe Diego. Later the same day, Juan Diego again saw the young woman the second apparition , and she asked him to continue insisting.
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The cloak or shroud of Juan Diego with the impression of the Virgin Mary. In , Juan Diego was walking along a barren hillside where no vegetation grew, it was mostly rocky and sandy. A vision appeared and she said that she was the Virgin Mary and wanted a church built in her honor.
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