According to tradition, Juan Diego experienced his first vision of the Virgin Mary on December 9, 1531. While on his way to mass, he was visited by Mary, who was surrounded in heavenly light, on Tepeyac Hill on the outskirts of what is now Mexico City.
She spoke to him in his native language and asked him to tell the bishop to build a shrine to her on the hill. Juan Diego found many roses on the hill even though it was winter.
Having received his proof, the bishop ordered that a church be built on Tepeyac Hill in honor of the Virgin. Juan Diego returned home and found his uncle’s health restored.
Complements the Guadalupe bracelet, which can be found here.