Our Lady of Guadalupe by Carl Anderson & MSGR. Eduardo Chavez was written by one of the most influential leaders of the Catholic community in the U.S. It recounts the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and illuminates her importance to the future of the Catholic Church in North and South America.
Our Lady of Guadalupe by Carl Anderson & MSGR. Eduardo Chavez talks about how nearly a decade after Spain's conquest of Mexico, the future of Christianity on the American continent was very much in doubt. Confronted with a hostile colonial government and Native Americans wary of conversion, the newly-appointed bishop-elect of Mexico wrote to tell the King of Spain that, unless there was a miracle, the continent would be lost. Between December 9 and December 12, 1531, that miracle happened, and it forever changed the future of the continent. It was then that the Virgin Mary famously appeared to a Native American Christian convert on a hilltop outside of what is now Mexico City. The image she left imprinted on his cloak has puzzled scientists for centuries, and yet Our Lady of Guadalupe’s place in history is profound. A continent that just months before the apparitions seemed completely lost to Christianity suddenly and inexplicably embraced it by the millions.
Our Lady of Guadalupe's message of love replaced the institutionalized violence of the Aztec culture, and built a bridge between two worlds, the old and the new, that were just ten years earlier engaged in brutal warfare.
Our Lady of Guadalupe by Carl Anderson & MSGR. Eduardo Chavez is a must ready for readers who are devoted to the Blessed Mother.