Our Lady of Guadalupe Medals
Our Lady of Guadalupe medals make wonderful gifts for any occasion. The medals are a reproduction of the image Our Lady of Guadalupe left in the tilma Juan Diego was wearing, which still survives today 500 years later. It can be seen in the beautiful and magnificent Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City, which receives around 20 million pilgrims per year.
MexGrocer.com is proud to bring you a beautiful collection of Our Lady of Guadalupe medals. They are appropriate for any occasion, births, birthdays, Easter, Christmas, baptisms, christenings, weddings, anniversaries, confirmation and first communion. The medals are simple, yet beautiful and meaningful.
Religious medals have been worn as tokens of faith, humility, and devotion for centuries. People wear the medals because they feel they connect them with the saints. Each medal is spiritual and unique. Many of the Catholic medals depict saints as Saint Benedict or Saint Sebastian. Other medals commemorate significant miracles like the Sacred Heart of Jesus, The Eucharist, and of course the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe or Virgen de Guadalupe (Virgin Mary) in Spanish.
The medals are enjoyed by either men or women, as they serve as a conduct of faith. When properly blessed they can work as an instrument of protection from harm as well as a shower of blessings for you and your family.
The apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most fascinating Catholic lore of all times. As an extremely important icon in the Catholic Church, the Virgin Mary is shown in Mexico City at one of the most visited Catholic shrines in the world: La Basilica de Guadalupe. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico and the Americas, that?s why the medals are a reproduction of her image, to honor her and carry her next to our hearts.
According to the story, in a cold morning of December 9, 1531, a poor native Indian by the name of Juan Diego came across a vision of a beautiful lady, which he described as a ?lady from heaven? while he was on a hill in the Northwest of what is now Mexico City, called the Tepeyac. According to Juan Diego, this beautiful lady told him in his native nahuatl that she was the ever virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the True God for whom we live, of the Creator of all things, Lord of heaven and the earth. She then requested for a church to be built exactly on the spot where they were standing in her honor, so she could listen, attend and comfort all her children. Juan Diego told the local Spanish Archbishop, Fray Juan de Zum?rraga, about the ?Lady from heaven? he hand seen, the archbishop then instructed him to return and ask the Lady for a miraculous sign to prove her claim, so he could believe him. Juan Diego went back to the hill and had the vision again. He told the beautiful lady that the archbishop didn?t believe him and requested proof. The Virgin told Juan Diego to go and gather some Castile roses from the top of the Tepeyac Hill. It was winter and no roses bloomed, so obediently Juan Diego went to the hill and found roses of every sort. He proceeded to cut and put them in his cloak, and when he was done he took them to the Virgin Mary who was waiting for him. She then arranged the roses with her holy hands in his tilma and told him to reveal the contents of his cloak only to and in the presence of the Archbishop. When Juan Diego opened the cloak before the Archbishop on December 12, 1531, the beautiful roses fell to the floor revealing the beautiful image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, miraculously imprinted on the fabric. Diego?s tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years, today shows no sign of decay and 479 years later still defies all scientific explanations of its origin.
In honor of this beautiful symbol of the Catholic religion and faith, devout jewelers have crafted fine and beautiful Our Lady of Guadalupe medals and you can find them right here at MexGrocer.com. These Our Lady of Guadalupe medals are made of Pewter (Calamina), Gold and Silver, depicting the beautiful image of the Virgin Mary. The medals are thought to bring wearers, blessings, protection, piety and grace.
The devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most popular and beautiful devotions in the Catholic faith. Go ahead and take part of this incredibly beautiful devotion with MexGrocer.com?s beautiful Our Lady of Guadalupe scapulars and medals. The scapular medals are spiritual descendants of the traditional brown cloth scapular; they are small medallions symbolizing the Catholic faith. A Scapular medal depicts the images of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on the right side and the image of our Blessed Virgin Mary or Lady of Guadalupe on the obverse side. Give the gift of faith with Our Lady of Guadalupe medals and scapulars, and keep them close to your heart so everyday you?ll be reminded of their great love for you.