Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love, by Carl Anderson and Eduardo Chavez ( hardcover)

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Between December 9 and December 12, 1531 the Virgin Mary famously appeared to a Native American Christian convert on a hilltop outside what is now Mexico City. The image she left imprinted on his tilma or cloak has puzzled scientists for centuries. Our Lady of Guadalupe's message of love replaced the institutionalized violence of the Aztec culture, and built a bridge between two worlds that were just ten years earlier engaged in brutal warfare. A continent that just months before the apparitions seemed completely lost to Christianity suddenly and inexplicably embraced it by the millions. And today, Our Lady of Guadalupe continues to inspire -- from Canda to Argentina-- and even beyond the Americas-- one finds great devotion to her, and great appreciation for her message of love, unity and hope. Her shrine in Mexico City, where the miraculous image is housed to this day, is one of the most visited in the world. Looking at Our Lady of Guadalupe as a model of the Church and Juan Diego as a model for all Christians who seek to answer Christ's call of conversion and witness, the authors explore the changing face of the Catholic Church in the Americas and they show how her message is not only historically significant, but how it speaks to contemporary issues as well.(If you are trying to purchase this item and it shows as "out of stock," please call the store during business hours (512-382-1728) to double check--we are constantly re-stocking items and it simply may not have updated to the web. Thank you for your patience and patronage!)
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