Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Virgen de Guadalupe

In 1531, so the story goes, the Virgin Mary appeared in a vision to Juan Diego on a road near Mexico City. An image of her was left on Juan's cloak, and this cloak is still kept in the Basilica of Guadalupe. Mexican Catholics see the Virgin of Guadalupe as a special protector of their nation and will go on pilgrimages to see this icon. Bruceywan (not me, another AFOL) came up with a LEGO version of the traditional depiction of the Virgin. Thanks to Brendan Powell Smith for the heads-up.

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