Our Lady of Guadalupeby Francisco Serrano, Felipe Dávalos, Eugenia Guzman
The Virgin of Guadalupe was first seen by a peasant named Juan Diego, one of the first Mexican converts to Christianity, in 1531. Just ten years after the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan fell to Cortes and his Conquistadors, Diego was crossing Tepeyac hill, formerly the site of an Aztec temple, when he was halted by a blinding light and the viraculous vision of a… See more details below
- Checkmark Kids' Club Eligible Shop Now
The Virgin of Guadalupe was first seen by a peasant named Juan Diego, one of the first Mexican converts to Christianity, in 1531. Just ten years after the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan fell to Cortes and his Conquistadors, Diego was crossing Tepeyac hill, formerly the site of an Aztec temple, when he was halted by a blinding light and the viraculous vision of a beautiful dark-skinned woman who declared herself to be the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. She asked him to persuade the Bishop of Mexico to build a church there. When the incredulous bishop wanted proof, she made roses grow on a hillside in December, cured Diego's uncle, and, finally, presented Diego with an image of herself, miraculously imprinted on his cloak. That cloak now hangs behind the altar of the Basilica of Guadalupe on Tepeyac, which stands to this day as one of the great pilgrimage sites in the Americas.
A complex mix of Catholic and Aztec iconography, the Lade of Guadalupe has been revered for centuries as both the traditional Catholic Mother of God and the incarnation of Aztec female deities both cruel and gentle. Today she has a wide following among feminists, the poor, Chicanos, and other people who feel themselves to be dispossessed. To them, she represents both a nurturing mother and a revolutionary leader. She also stands as a strong symbol of ethnic identity and the transcendence of that identity through meztizaje, the mixing of different races.
This sophisticated pop-up book presents the story of hte Lady of Guadalupe for both adults and children. An authentic mixture of Mexican, native, and Spanish styles, the brightly colored illustrations present an iconic image of the Virgin that will appeal to all those who look to her as a religious, political, or cultural force.
- Groundwood Books
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Product dimensions:
- 8.28(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.85(d)
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >