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Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Our Lady of Guadalupe
Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
LocationTepeyac Hill, Mexico City
DateDecember 12, 1531
WitnessSaint Juan Diego
TypeMarian apparition
Holy See approval25 May 1754, during the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XIV
ShrineBasilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tepeyac Hill, Mexico City, Mexico

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is a name for the Virgin Mary who is said to have appeared at Tepeyac Hills in Guadalupe, a town near Mexico City. She is said to have appeared to a poor native American named Juan Diego. Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most popular cultural and religious icons in the Hispanic world. The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated each year by the Catholic Church on December 12, the anniversary of her appearance.