This prayer card includes a traditional prayer asking the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Marian apparition that occurred in 1531 near Mexico City. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego, and asked him to tell the bishop to build a church. He followed her direction and went to the bishop, who asked for proof that the Blessed Mother had spoken to him. She appeared to him again and told him to go the hill where they first met, where he unexpectedly found roses He gathered them in his tilma (cloak) and took them to the bishop as proof of her request. Both were amazed to see the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on his tilma when he opened it!
This image led to the conversion of thousands of people, and The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is now one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the world.
About the Design:
The watercolor portrait on this card is of Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as Virgin of Guadalupe, based on the image on St. Juan Diego's tilma (cloak).