These does you can hardly go about your business without having a state issued I.D., whether it's a driver's license or passport or military I.D. or who knows what.
In my family, you can't be a family member without being given your own picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLOG), suitable for framing. The responsible aunt also gave me a sheet about OLOG titled, "The Scientific Investigation." The problem? The scientific investigation sheet does not cite a source. So whether or not these are facts, the statements are interesting.
- The image shows no sign of deterioration after 450 years.
- Three images can be seen reflecting in Mary's eyes. It is believed to be the images of Juan Diego, Bishop Juan de Zumarraga, and Juan Gonzales (the interpreter).
- The distortion and place of the images are identical to what is produced in the normal eye which is impossible to obtain on a flat surface.
- The starts on Our Lady's mantle coincide with the constellation in the sky on December 12, 1531.
- The Lady stood in front of the sun showing that she was greater than their dreaded sun god.
- The black belt is the Aztec maternity belt.
- The four petal flower over the womb was a symbol of live, movement, and Deity.
- The design on her rose colored garment shows she is the Queen of the Earth because she is wearing a map of Mexico telling the Indians exactly where the apparition took place.
It would be nifty if all the above were true especially about the the constellation. Have you heard any of these statements? I would like to know where my aunt got this sheet but she is deceased. Any OLOG scholars out there?
Has anyone seen the real tilma? Does anyone have a really good picture of it? Can you see images in her eyes? Does the design look like a map of Mexico??