next December 12, Basilica of Guadalupe gathers thousands of visitors and believers while commemorating by Catholic Church of the Apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe,
Over its nearly 500 years, the image of the Virgin Murray has contained anecdotal data from mathematical, astronomical or geometrical studies to the conditions it has passed through, such as it is kept in a closet for safe keeping, So, here we round up 5 of the best.
5 curious facts about the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe
- The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe has been in danger
- hidden constellations in the mantle
- Juan Diego, the first indigenous saint of the American continent
- Virgin of Guadalupe, most revered
- Melody in the Image of the Virgin of Guadalupe
The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe has been in danger
information weekly by faithIn the Catholic Church, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe has been under threat. several times during its nearly 500-year history,
- from 1531 to 1647 It did not contain glass and, when exposed, it overcame the hazards of salinity and humidity, as well as contact with the faithful and candlelight.
- from 1629 to 1634 He was in the current sacristy in Mexico City, which was in a flood.
- in 1785 It was affected by accidental acid spillage during cleaning of its frame.
- from 1648 to 1895There were many touches to the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: he added a crown, he painted clouds, rays, and some of them, later, were erased, like the crown.
- in 1921, A bomb exploded without breaking the simple glass protecting the image. Despite this, the sound of the explosion could be heard up to a kilometer away and people in the vicinity were harmed.
- from 1926 to 1929The Virgin of Guadalupe was in danger of religious persecution, so she was hidden in a cell to protect her.
hidden constellations in the mantle
The mantle of the Virgin of Guadalupe is 46 stars distributed not symmetrically. In 2012, with the support of technology related to astronomy, 12 constellations and the planet Jupiter were identified.
The constellations are distributed in the exact order in which they were in the sky of Mexico at 6:45 a.m. on December 12, 1531, at the time when the Virgin of Guadalupe raised her image on the Tilma of San Juan Diego.
Juan Diego, the first indigenous saint of the American continent
Juan Diego’s real name was Cuauhtlatoatzin, who was baptized with that name by the Franciscans. He was born in 1474 in Cuatitlán, State of Mexico, and was chosen by the Virgin of Guadalupe as her messenger. He died in 1548 and became the first indigenous saint on the American continent on July 31, 2002.
Virgin of Guadalupe, most revered
By 1755, the Jesuit Juan Antonio de Oviedo published An augmented version of Zodiac Marianowhere he recounted 106 images of the Virgin Mary revered in the dioceses of Mexico, Michoacán, Puebla, Oaxaca, Yucatán, Guadalajara and Guatemala, some with their own sanctuary, but none with many testimonies of miracles. Not submitted, as the Virgin of the Virgin. Guadeloupe.
Melody in the Image of the Virgin of Guadalupe
After more than 20 years of study by Dr. Fernando Ojeda Lens, Researcher and Member of the Scientific Research Advisory Council of the Instituto Superior de Estudios Guadalupanos (ISEG)From the Basilica of Guadalupe, regarding the stars on the mantle, the flowers on the dress as well as the position in the unique four-petalled flower “Nahual Olin”, musical notes were identified that resulted in musical harmony.
Similarly, the composers have arranged the music, taking as their starting point the musical harmony discovered by Fernando Ojeda Llanes.