Mexicans and Latinos in the United States and worldwide have a special belief in the miraculous Virgen de Guadalupe. Every December 12, her sanctuary in Mexico city gets visited by millions to celebrate the day that, according to Catholic literature and belief, our Lady of Guadalupe descended from the heavens and appeared to Juan Diego, a Mexican Indian, in el Cerro del Tepeyac.
True or fantasy, the fact is, there are millions of Guadalupanos. I am one of them, even though I think I know why the Spanish monks may have fabricated this story. Story or not, I respect it, and the idea that our Lady of Guadalupe is miraculous is part of my belief system. Here is my reflection on this belief.