In Mexico in 1531, Spanish forces had violently taken over the land and oppressed the indigenous people there. It is in this context that the Blessed Mother appeared and chose a poor, indigenous man to bring her message of compassion and peace to his nation and all the world. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego was on his way to Mass, when beautiful music coming from Tepeyac Hill caught his attention.
The OPDIC Committee invites you to view the reflective video below in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Hear from some of our Mexican associates, reflect on the meaning of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and spend time in prayerful contemplation.