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Mexican Phoenix: Our Lady of Guadalupe: Image and Tradition Across Five Centuries
by D.A. Brading
In 1999 Pope John Paul II proclaimed Our Lady of Guadalupe a patron saint of the Americas. According to oral tradition and historical documents, in 1531 Mary appeared as a beautiful Aztec princess to Juan Diego, a poor Indian. Speaking to him in his own language, she asked him to tell the bishop her name was La Virgen de Guadalupe and that she wanted a church built on the ...more
Hardcover, 462 pages
Published June 7th 2001 by Cambridge University Press
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