Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The captivating signs from the Queen of heaven...Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to Saint Juan Diego, a Chicemeca Indian, on December 9, 10 and 12, 1531. She left a Miraculous Image of her appearance on his cactus fiber cloak, or "tilma", which still exists today for all to see in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

"Call me and call my image Santa Maria de Guadalupe".It's believed that the word Guadalupe was actually a Spanish mis-translation of the local Aztec dialect. The word that Mary probably used was Coatlallope which means "one who treads on snakes"!

She also left for us an image of herself imprinted miraculously on the native's tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 476 years later and still defies all scientific explanations of its origin. It apparently even reflects in Her eyes what was in front of her in 1531. Her message of love and compassion, and her universal promise of help and protection to all mankind,She appeared on December 12, 1531 and the stars that she wore are the constellations of the stars that appeared in the sky that day!

Some consider it miraculous that the tilma maintains its structural integrity after nearly 500 years, since replicas made with the same type of materials lasted only about 15 years before disintegrating.. Richard Kuhn, who received the 1938 Nobel Chemistry prize, is said to have analyzed a sample of the fabric in 1936 and said the tint on the fabric was not from a known mineral, vegetable, or animal source. In 1979 Philip Serna Callahan studied the icon with infrared light and stated that portions of the face, hands, robe, and mantle appeared to have been painted in one step, with no sketches or corrections and no apparent brush strokes.

A new and interesting kind of analysis of the eyes started in 1979, when Dr. Jose Aste Tonsmann, Ph D, graduated from Cornell University, while working in IBM scanned at very high resolutions a very good photograph, taken from the original, of the face on the tilma. After filtering and processing the digitized images of the eyes to eliminate "noise" and enhance them, he reports he made some astonishing discoveries: not only the "human bust" was clearly present in both eyes, but another human figures were seen as reflected in the eyes too.

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Galatians 1:8But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

1 comment:

  1. By God's compassion and mercy I was saved. There was certainly nothing in me that God should have delivered me from my adoration of 'Mary'. I was lost in my sin and didn't know His wrath was upon me. Mary was my 'god'. though I didn't call her that. Still I can see clearly now that I treated her as a god. May the Lord deliver those who profess to know Christ as protestants, away from the Catholic delusion of these apparitions, and back to the Word. True believers don't need anything more then His Word. We don't need to get into comtemplative rituals and Mary adoration, in order to grow spiritually. That Mary is a satanic lie.


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