Title: CLOAK OF JUAN DIEGO: THE MIRACULOUS STORY OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
This film tells the story of a Mexican peasant named Juan Diego, who in 1531 had a vision of Mary, the mother of Jesus, near Guadalupe. In the vision, Juan received instructions to tell the Catholic Bishop of Mexico to build a shrine to Mary at Guadalupe. Juan Diego delivered his message, and the bishop demanded that he go back to the place of the vision and ask for a "sign." The simple peasant complied, and there at Guadalupe the Lady of the vision told him to gather up the roses in his mantle and take them to the bishop. Though it was not the season for flowers, he found a bush with roses and went to the bishop. When Juan Diego opened his mantle, there, covering the entire cloth was a stunning and beautiful image of a lady wrapped in a halo, with a blue veil and the moon beneath her feet. Catholics from that time have venerated the image on Juan Diego's mantle as the image of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and they have felt that Mary, now in heaven, is especially near to them. Huge crowds visit Guadalupe today, where an large 18th-century church has been replaced by a modern 20th-century shrine. This is a story of faith, heavenly tenderness, of a people oppressed by conquerors but honored by God.
Media ID: 61076
Length: 28 Min.
Publisher: Vision Video
Level: I, JH, SH, A
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult