8 Astounding Facts About Lady of Guadalupe

The appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego in December of 1531 is one of the most amazing and powerful events in human history. The miraculous image she left behind continues to confound scientists and inspire believers nearly 500 years later.

On this Episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys share 8 astounding facts about Our Lady of Guadalupe.

27 comments on 8 Astounding Facts About Lady of Guadalupe

  1. Jean says:

    Our Lady of Guadeloupe is NOT the only painting by the hand of God. Here is another – MAJOR miracle: http://www.tfp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/crusade_mag_vol_156.pdf See page 10: Las Lajas in Columbia is a large picture of Our Lady and Our Savior right in the rock and is several feet deep. Our Lady of Guadeloupe is still a great wonder and I love the story.

    1. Gregorio says:

      Thanks for sharing Jean God bless.

    2. BRIAN SMITH says:


      1. Stephen Six says:

        Perhaps an advocate for you, since she can pray and intercede for you. Pray for her to ensure she makes a more speedy trip to heaven – if she is still in purgatory.
        Your Guardian Angel can communicate with her GA.
        But Angel’s are separate species from humans.

  2. terri narine says:

    im thanking our lady in advance for favors im confident to receive which is healing for myself from vertigo and my grandson from substance abuse,our lady has not failed me befor and I know she would not fail me now, our lady protect I abandon my family to you and your son, your will be done not my own, amen amen and amen ive been to mt teypeyac and to to the church in mexico, .

  3. Kathleen Stells says:

    Isn’t it strange that the storm that recently came across the southeast of the United States was named Diego.
    I’m wondering if there’s any significance to this?

  4. Andrew Havens says:

    I recently learned that “Guadalupe” might not have been the original name for this image, since Guadalupe is a Spanish word. The original might have been a phonetic translation of the Nahuatl word “Coatlalopeuh” which means “She who has dominion over serpents”. So it was likely that the Spaniards misheard the word and associated with what they already knew as Guadalupe.

    1. It’s true what you say.
      The Spaniards confused the name with that of an Image of the Virgin in Cadiz, Spain. But that was not important for the Spaniards, but for the Aztecs it meant that the Virgin was above the mother of the god of war: Huitzilopochtli, whose mother, according to Aboriginal mythology, was called “Coatlicue”. Coatlicue was a goddess as bloody as her son and claimed the blood of children. Now, when the virgin appears with that name, she shows the Aztecs that she was superior to the gods and she did not claim to sacrifice children, because she brought them the gift of her own son. It was a message to end once and for all with the nostalgia of sacrificing humans to any divinity.

  5. Jerry Todd says:

    Great Show!
    I compiled/wrote a paper on OLG 5 years ago. Before that I wrote “God’s Prophetic Zodiac” http://www.lulu.com in 2007 – a 30 year work – that defines the stars and constellations as they relate to the plan of salvation likely given to Adam and Eve as they were ejected from Eden. It’s mostly Scripture and its not Astrology!.
    Happy to send it to you. Your layout of the constellations is much better than the one I have – from a website no one ever responded to. MayI use it?

  6. Robin Sellers says:

    Y’all are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your show!!

  7. Tim McClellan says:

    Always learning something new!

  8. Jan Lesperance, Ontario Canada says:

    I went to our parish church called Our Lady of Guadalupe and did not know the story of our Dear Mother in Guadalupe. What a beautiful event that I was able to relate to other Catholic friends. Thank you.

  9. Meagan says:

    My daughter’s due date was 12/12, which I knew to be the feast day of Guadalupe, but didnt think much of it at the time.

    I was quite surprised to hear today that Our Lady was first seen on 12/9, the same day my daughter ended up being born. Not only that, I was compelled to give her a classic middle name, Rose, to balance the more unusual first name of Talia (which means Heaven’s Dew in hebrew.) I don’t even particularly like roses but it seemed the right fit and hearing the significance of the roses in this story makes me think her birthdate and name is not just coincidental and Our Lady watches over her.

  10. Matt McLaughlin says:

    Thank you gentlemen I will be sharing. Also I will be back for more.

  11. Carol Nelson says:

    I went to the Basilica in 2016. When people ask if I saw Our Lady of Guadalupe, my answer is no, I MET her. She is real. I dropped to my knees on the marble floor crying and I had three words for her, “SAVE MY CHILDREN.” Every Catholic should go there at least once in a lifetime. I visited the church and museum of Blessed Miguel Pro. I knelt at the place where she appeared to the uncle. A moving pilgrimage.

  12. Rob Schrader says:

    Okay, today is my mom’s 87th birthday. It also happens to be the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Now when my mom was born it was on the 400th anniversary of this feast day.

    Just a little background, my grandparents had lost a son at birth in 1930. And being Catholic my grandfather had a Devotion to the Blessed Mother. And having just lost their son in 1930 and finding that my grandmother was pregnant again I’m sure they prayed to our Blessed Mother for a healthy birth for this pregnancy.

    Now I’m not sure if it’s because of my interest in genealogy or not but I took that fact of the 400th anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe December 12, 1531 and my mother’s birth on December 12th 1931 and began thinking of how I thought maybe mom could have gotten her name.

    Her name is Mary Juanita Voris. Now obviously the name Mary came from the Blessed Mother and at The Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe the Blessed Mother appeared to Juan Diego. So I assume her middle name Juanita came from the name Juan Diego in thanksgiving for having a healthy child after they had lost a child in 1930.

    Now I don’t know any of this for sure but it just seems like a very odd coincidence. Oh well Happy Birthday in Heaven Mom. 🎁🎉🎂

    1. Rob says:

      I actually posted this on my mother’s birthday December 12th of this year.

  13. Dona Rebeiro says:

    I urgently need a special intention for my Son Bernard and for my grandson Anthony to speak clearly AMEN

  14. The miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe never ceases to amaze me. I am holding unto her and asking that my test on Friday comes back healthy and clear. Praise be to our God! Thank you.

  15. Mark says:

    The evidence actually shows this to be a complete fraud. It was concocted to convert the indigenous people to Catholicism. The painting is not even the original.

    The real kicker is that the hill of Tepeyac was originally the site of a Nahua temple to honor Tonantzin, a Nahua goddess. The year 1531 is also suspicious because it was just ten years after Cortez’s conquest, and the top priority of the Spaniards was to convert the Nahuas to Christianity.

    The supposed bishop in the story was Bishop Juan de Zumarraga who, while a real historical character, was not the bishop in Mexico at the time. In fact, Zumarraga was the only real character in the story, because there is no evidence of there ever having been a Juan Diego.

    Zumarraga, a prolific writer, in all his records as an inquisitor and even later, when he finally became bishop, makes no mention of this miracle

    Another undeniable fact is that the image of the Virgin in the tilma is man made. There is nothing other worldly about it. The paints and the fabric can be traced back to the paints and textiles that were popular at the time. In fact, the image even has an author: Marcos Cipac. It’s pretty hard to claim heavenly divinity when the item in question is very human.

    There is no mention of the story of the virgen de Guadalupe until 1648, when Miguel Sanchez published it even though it supposedly happened in 1531.

  16. Rebecca says:

    Viva Nuestra Virgin De Guadalupe🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  17. Lcruz says:

    Mark, you can choose not to believe in the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe. For those of us who believe even with out relying on all the scientific proof, which you seem to ignore, we know that only God’s fingerprints are all over this miracle. I am so moved to know that God chose His mother to be a part of His plan. Thank you Jesus for your faithful love ! Virgin De Guadalupe, thank you for your continued intercession and protection. Love you

  18. Becca says:

    This is my second or third episode that I’ve listened to from you guys and I’m hooked! I have a 20 minute drive to work and in 2019, I said I would try to use that time for faith formation. Listening to these podcasts keeps my eyes fixed on the man who gives me everything and definitely keeps me entertained! You three are HILAROUS! I can tell that you really love your jobs, your faith, and each other/all of us. I’m also glad that you talk about everything in modern terms (dude, rad, nerds, etc.), but still give the historical background and names. Keep up the evangelization!

  19. Alisha Parr says:

    It would be so wonderful if you would be able to site your sources. Your videos spark so much curiosity, and I would love to be able to read more about facts you present.

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  21. Dearest Mother of God, You chose to ask your Juanito, “Am I not your mother?” These words harmonize with Jesus’ message of Divine Mercy to S.t Faustina. Jesus, I Trust in You. Our Queen Mother, I trust in you too. Please place me, all my family, and my humble efforts to serve The Lord and His People all under your expansive and inclusive mantle. Thank you for your maternal love, guidance and care.

  22. Patricia Fernandez says:

    What a great episode! I love Our Lady of Guadalupe. Learned about her while studying at LMU here in LA. I’m not sure if you mentioned this interesting fact: I read during my time studying this miracle that the image doesn’t actually “sit” (for lack of a better term) on the tilma but that it’s sort of floating over it.
    Any way GREAT episode! Love this way you guys have of teaching us about our beautiful faith.

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