Un sábado de 1531 a principios de diciembre, un indio llamado Juan Diego, iba muy de madrugada del pueblo en que residía a la ciudad de México a asistir a sus clases de catecismo y a oír la Santa Misa. Al llegar junto al cerro llamado Tepeyac amanecía y escuchó una voz que lo llamaba por su nombre.

Él subió a la cumbre y vio a una Señora de sobrehumana belleza, cuyo vestido era brillante como el sol, la cual con palabras muy amables y atentas le dijo: "Juanito: el más pequeño de mis hijos, yo soy la siempre Virgen María, Madre del verdadero Dios, por quien se vive. Deseo vivamente que se me construya aquí un templo, para en él mostrar y prodigar todo mi amor, compasión, auxilio y defensa a todos los moradores de esta tierra y a todos los que me invoquen y en Mí confíen. Ve donde el Señor Obispo y dile que deseo un templo en este llano. Anda y pon en ello todo tu esfuerzo".

De regresó a su pueblo Juan Diego se encontró de nuevo con la Virgen María y le explicó lo ocurrido. La Virgen le pidió que al día siguiente fuera nuevamente a hablar con el obispo y le repitiera el mensaje. Esta vez el obispo, luego de oir a Juan Diego le dijo que debía ir y decirle a la Señora que le diese alguna señal que probara que era la Madre de Dios y que era su voluntad que se le construyera un templo.








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Ten years after the conquest of Mexico, on December 9, 1531, Juan Diego was on his way to the Convent of Tlatelolco for mass. At dawn he reached the foot of Tepeyac. Suddenly he heard music that seemed the chirping of thousands of birds. Very surprised he stopped, raised his eyes to the top of the hill and saw that it was lit by a strange light. The music stopped and then he heard a sweet voice from the top of the hill, calling him: "Juanito, Juan Dieguito dear." Juan climbed hastily and on reaching the summit saw the Blessed Virgin Mary in the midst of a rainbow, clad in celestial splendor. Her beauty and kind eyes filled his heart with joy infinity as heard tender words she addressed him. She spoke in Aztec. She said that she was the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God. He revealed what his most vehement desire to have a temple there in the plain where, as pious mother, all your love and show mercy to him and his family and all who request it thereunder. "And to accomplish what my clemency pretends, go to the house of the Bishop of Mexico and tell him I sent you to express what great desire, that here on the plain a temple built unto me. You told you have seen and admired, and what you hear. Rest assured him grateful and will pay, because I'll make me happy and worthy reward you work and fatigue in what you will obtain of what I have entrusted. You heard my mandate, my son, the smallest: go and put all your effort. "

John bowed to her and said: "Madam, I'm coming to fulfill your mandate, I dismiss you, I, your humble servant."

When John came home from Bishop Zumarraga and was led into his presence, he said everything that the Mother of God had told him. But the Bishop seemed to doubt his words, asking to return another day to hear more slowly.

That same day he returned to the top of the hill and found that the Blessed Virgin was waiting. With tears of sadness told how his business had failed. She asked to see the Bishop the next day. Juan Diego met the mandate of the Blessed Virgin. This time he was more successful, the bishop asked for a sign.

Juan returned to the hill, gave the word to Mary and she promised to give a signal to the next day in the morning. But Juan Diego could not fulfill this request because an uncle, Juan Bernardino had become seriously ill.

Two days later, on December 12, Juan Bernardino Juan Diego was dying and rushed to bring a priest of Tlatelolco. He came to the side of the hill and decided to go for the east side to prevent the Blessed Virgin saw him pass. First I wanted to meet his uncle. With the big surprise was down and out to meet him. John gave his apologies for not coming yesterday. After hearing the words of Juan Diego, she replied: "Listen and understand, the youngest son, who is anything that scares you and grieve. Disturb your heart No, do not fear this or any other illness or distress . Am I not here, I who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow? Am I not your health? What else do you need? not be afflicted by the illness of your uncle, who will not die now of it, sure that already healed. "

When Juan Diego heard these words he was glad. Begged him off to see the Bishop to bring some sign and proof to believe him. She said:

"Climb, my son the least, to the top where you saw me and I gave you orders, you will find different flowers, cut them, and then pick them up and bring them before my presence."

Juan Diego went and when he reached the summit, was astonished that had sprouted such beautiful flowers. In its fragrant blossoms, the dew of the night resembled precious pearls. Presto began to cut them, and laid them on his lap and took them to the Virgin. She took the flowers in their hands, managed on the cloak and said, "My son the least, here's the signal that you must take the Bishop. I say on my behalf that I will see it and he has to comply. Thou art my very trustworthy ambassador. Rigorously I command you that only before the Bishop unfold your tilma and discover what you wear. "

When Juan Diego was before Bishop Fray Juan de Zumarraga, and told him the details of the fourth apparition of the Blessed Virgin, opened his tilma to show the flowers, which fell to the ground. At this time, to the immense surprise of Bishop and his companions, appeared the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary beautifully painted with the most beautiful colors on the rough cloth of his cloak.