Our Lady of Guadalupe was a gift from heaven to earth revealing the truth of God's love for His people through a series of events leading up to it's miraculous image appearing on the tilma of a simple man by the name of Juan Diego. The culture that surrounded him in what is now known as central mexico, was the place of demonic worship of false gods that demanded the ritualistic sacrifice and cannibalism of hundreds of thousands of human beings on the altars made to deity's that the Aztec people believed controlled everything from the success of crops to even the sun coming up in the sky day to day.
It is interesting that one of them, a goddess by the name of Tonatzin or Cihuacoatl. The relevant point is that this "goddess" that had occupied the hill in which OL Guadalupe would later appear once Bishop Zummaraga destroyed the altar's previously occupying it, was in fact a goddess of that herself had been murdered by her children, her head being severed and two serpents heads grew back in it's place. Her breasts, flaccid, convey that there is no life here, but that she is devoid of life. Her sacrifices, babies, preferably male, smeared in maize (corn) in which she also was believed to be controller of (fertility and crops of corn which was the food that they depended upon for survival) were killed upon her altars, it was said that the more the child screamed or suffered before death was pleasing to this goddess and therefore it made the offering even more efficacious.
This is important for two reasons. One, it shows the parallels to the Aztec culture of 1531 and the culture of 21st century modern man. We too have embraced false gods of materialism, technology and more. There are even false gods, of the demonic kind wherein persons like Aleister Crowley, developed formal acts of worship and invoking of demons, along with black masses and sacrificial murder of infants, preferably male and the child was tortured first for optimal suffering. The second reason is that we are in need of evangelization by means of a simple catechism because many of us have lost our understanding or even our belief in the supernatural, much less of the Divine Creator and His plan for mankind's salvation, this was true for the Aztec people as well.
Our Lady of Guadalupe spoke the language of God through pictures, more precisely through a codex of His divine making, comprised of glyphs used by the Nahuatl Indians in recording and conveying information or documenting history were used by God to reveal the truth of His existence, the means of which they could receive Him (sacraments of the Catholic Church) so that they could be in union and communion with the one true God in which they had prophesied would one day come to them. The Aztec people saw the tilma, the read the language, they heard His voice and they believed! Over 10 million Aztec people entered into the Catholic Church through the rite of baptism in less than 7 years time. This was the greatest mass influx of Christians in the shortest period of time ever recorded in history. They came not only for baptism, but to have their marriages blessed. Today, once again, God is revealing His existence through Our Lady of Guadalupe but this time, not as a codex, but as an icon.
I am currently working on a project in which I believe the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has a message from God to the people of this particular time in history. The proof I offer to this is that two major discoveries have been made within this image that were present in 1531 but never could have been discovered then, because the technology did not exist until present day.
Why would there be two miraculous themes within this image of such tremendous magnitude unless they were very important. If they were important, but not able to be discovered until present day, then does that mean the information and truths revealed in these discoveries are meant for the century in which they would be discovered? I declare unequivocally, YES, and I believe I can prove it with objective, well documented evidence of scholars on the subject in union with the lens of Iconography. When Our Lady of Guadalupe is discerned as an Icon rather than a divine codex, old truths become alive with new meaning for the people of the 21st century.
There are two discoveries found in the image in the 20th century that were not part of God's plan for conversion of the Aztec people of Mexico so why would he have put them there unless the generation that would discover these things were to be evangelized by them. Truly the culture of death we live corresponds in many ways to the culture of death of the people of Mexico in 1531. Just as they worshipped false God's we worship the gods of materialism, narcissism, and all the other "ism's" out there.
We even offer ritualistic sacrifices of innocents on the altars of these false gods through abortion, euthanasia and the like. I contend that the enemy is up to his same old tricks and it is business as usual. Abigail Seidman was interviewed on LifeSiteNews.com saying that "The account according to Seidman, her mother’s descent into the abortion culture was not motivated by the usual social talking points - to save women from dangerous back-alley abortions, or to “help” women in difficult situations - or even for the money. It was a religion – literally. Seidman described her mother’s abortion clinic as “pervaded with occult imagery and practices.” The workers considered “abortion to be a form of sacrifice,” would perform the procedure as a sort of ritual, and worshipped deities embodying death, she said. Pro-lifers must acknowledge abortion’s connection with the occult - and recognize it as a key part of pulling out the abortion industry by the roots."
Seidman says that there was ritual drug use, “sacred prostitution,” and ritual abortions performed after-hours, involving clinic staff who had intentionally become pregnant.
“I always had a ‘feeling’ that there was something ‘wrong’ or ‘dangerous’ there - almost a feeling of a presence, which I now recognize as being the exact opposite of the Presence that I feel in a church,” she said. The workers worshipped a Goddess whose “truest form” was recognized as “the Great Dragon” - a name she was later surprised to discover in the Bible.
In satanic ritualistic practices developed by Aleister Crowley,included the murdering of infant's or sexual magick along with black masses. Truly, we have the makings of a death culture like that of the Aztec's to their demonic "gods" that they would kill for.
God has a reason for everything, why would he have put these images in the tilma unless they were meant to be discovered when the veil thinned enough so to as reveal another message in an age that is in desperate need for conversion.
The first discovery is that of the stars on the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe. They have been proven to be in the exact positions of the constellations of the morning sky of 1531 by astronomers. The second discovery is that within her eyes, there exists the images of a family, Juan Diego, Bishop Zummaraga, the interpreter and a few others who were present in the room at the time the tilma was presented to the Bishop, as if Our Lady of Guadalupe was present in the room. Her eyes also respond as if they had living cornea's, this has been confirmed by over 10 ophthalmologists.
It was this premise that convinced me to look at this icon, this codex, this pictorial catechism to see if there was a message for the generation that would discover these truths. I believe that I have found MANY other interesting coincidences that lead to the conclusion that this is an ongoing miraculous image. I hope after reading my research that the reader can see that this is not a subjective experience but is an objective truth demonstrated by using the published materials from some of the foremost scholars on Our Lady of Guadalupe. I will also tie in Church Doctrine, tradition, writings from the saints and works from several Popes including Venerable Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI. In fact, I believe that the Venerable Pope John Paul II is playing a large part in this message and perhaps through his intercession, the necessary graces will be given to world so that they can receive God's message of love, life and mercy as revealed through this image. The fact that he will become “Blessed” on the feast of Divine Mercy, has in my own mind, provided me affirmation that what I see and understand through this icon is indeed, inspired by God.
While this article does not provide all of my research, it has enough information so that those in which whom the Holy Spirit has touched already or are ready to see, will in fact see and perhaps do their own research to see what part God is asking them to play in what I believe is showing the way in the largest Evangelization is going to take place in the shortest amount of time since 9 million Aztec's were baptized within a 7 year period. That way is through Christ's Divine Mercy as revealed through this image and explained by the Ven. Pope John Paul II in his many writings. May Our Lady of Guadalupe give you the receptivity in your heart to hear and see how Christ's Divine Mercy desires to be revealed through your gifts, your apostolate and your life.
On this universal level, if victory comes it will be brought by Mary. Christ will conquer through her because He wants the Church’s victories now and in the future to be linked to her… —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 221
Our Lady of Guadalupe; An Icon For Life, Love and the New Evangelization
"On this universal level, if victory comes it will be brought by Mary. Christ will conquer through her because He wants the Church’s victories now and in the future to be linked to her…" —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 221
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