Our Lady Of Guadalupe And Saint Juan Diego / Edition 1

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About the Author:
Eduardo Chavez is a founding member and rector of the Superior Institute of Guadalupan Studies, honorary canon of the Basilica of Guadalupe, and first rector of the Catholic University Lumen Gentium of the archdiocese of Mexico

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Editorial Reviews

Most Rev. José Gomez
Father Eduardo Chávez is well known and respected throughout Mexico and the Vatican for his critical and relentless research on our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. But Our Lady of Guadalupe is not just for Mexico. As John Paul II stated in Ecclesia en America, she is the mother of all America. I am personally delighted that this all important work will now be available to English-language audiences. This critical and comprehensive study is a rare combination of scientific rigor and inspirational wisdom. It allows the reader to enter into the America of the 1500's and experience not only the apparitions of Our Lady, but also the life and surroundings of her messenger, Juan Diego. This book makes a great contribution to the scholarly study of this all-important devotion that marks the spiritual beginning of our New World.
Sr. Rosa Maria Icaza
This book is a very readable compilation of the scientific evidence and rigorous official investigation. If there was any doubt about the historicity of the event or about the identity of St. Juan Diego, this book clarifies their authenticity. The numerous documents cited by Dr. Chávez in this book substantiate the facts and offer a "taste" of indigenous culture, of religious controversy, of Church history in Mexico, and of Mary's and Juan Diego's mission to spread the good news: Jesus is our Savior. The English translation of Dr. Chávez's work is definitely a valuable addition to all the sources that we have on this important historical, cultural, and religious event.
Raymond Brodeur
The historical evidence of the Guadalupan Event transforms the world because it appeals to the heart. However, appealing to the heart does not imply neglecting fact or reality. The history of this event and of its cultural effects, as related in this book, illustrate the marvelous encounter between the Lady and Juan Diego in both realistic dialogue and in mystical reflection. Such a book may be an invitation to go back to the roots of modern civilization in the Americas.
Mario T. Garcia
Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego have inspired and empowered generations of Mexicans on both sides of the border. Eduardo Chávez's well-documented and highly readable account of the Guadalupe event is a significant contribution to both Mexican and Chicano Studies.
Timothy Matovina
Those who seek an insider view into the canonization of St. Juan Diego will find this book illuminating. For those interested in the ever evolving fascination with Juan Diego and the Guadalupe event, it is indispensable.
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Meet the Author

Rev. Eduardo Chávez is the Rector of the Pontifical College of Mexico in Mexico City and a renowned historian of religion in Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Abbreviations     xi
Presentation$dCardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera     xiii
Prologue   R. P. Dr. Fidel Gonzalez, MCCJ     xv
Holy Mary of Guadalupe and Juan Diego: History or Myth?     xv
The Miracle of the Guadalupe Virgin and Juan Diego     xviii
The Meaning of the Guadalupan Event     xx
The Consequences of Such an Encounter     xxi
Commentaries   Mgr. Jose Luis Guerrero     xxv
Introduction: Juan Diego, Messenger of Hope     xxvii
Chapter 1     1
During the Trauma of the Conquest and the Death of Their Idols, the First Steps of Evangelization Were Being Given     1
The Franciscan Friars before the Antitestimony of Their Catholic Countrymen     4
Chapter 2     9
The Star of Evangelization Appears in the Darkness     9
Juan Diego's Tilma: A Sign, a Message, a New Life     18
Chapter 3     31
Juan Diego, Messenger and Missionary of the Love of Our Lady of Guadalupe     31
Sworn Testimonies in Informaciones Juridicas de 1666     34
Some of the Sources That Converge with Informaciones Juridicas de 1666     47
Chapter 4     53
Some Characteristics of theIndigenous Education which Draw Us Closer to Juan Diego     53
Chapter 5     65
A Conversion from the Bottom of the Heart     65
Chapter 6     73
A Report Which Sheds Light on the Truth about the Great Devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe     73
Chapter 7     89
The People Marked in Their History the Guadalupan Event     89
Chapter 8     105
The Guadalupan Event Spreads Rapidly     105
Chapter 9     127
The Holiness of Juan Diego     127
Chapter 10     139
A Commitment to the Whole World     139
Chapter 11     143
Pope John Paul II Canonizes Saint Juan Diego     143
Historical Sources and Bibliography     149
Index     163
About the Author     173
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