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However, he was stopped by the beautiful sight of a radiant woman who introduced herself, in his native tongue, as the "ever-perfect holy Mary, who has the honor to be the mother of the true God." Mary told Juan Diego she was the mother of all those who lived in his land and asked him to make a request to the local bishop.
She wanted them to build a chapel in her honor there on Tepeyac Hill, which was the site of a former pagan temple.
His first formal education was provided by the Franciscans. continue reading Saint Dominic was born in Caleruega, Spain in 1170.
On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego was in a hurry to make it to Mass and celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
News of Our Lady's apparitions caused a wave of nearly 3,000 Indians a day to convert to the Christian faith.