Our Lady of Guadalupe: Led directly to the largest mass conversion in the history of the world!

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Image: How has the 481-year-old Tilma survived so many years without decay?

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“All the cloths similar to the Tilma that have been placed in the salty and humid environment around the Basilica,” Dr. Orozco explained,“have lasted no more than ten years.”  A painting of the image on cloth which had been protected behind glass was discarded after only eight years, because the colors had faded and the threads had broken so badly.

The Tilma, meanwhile, was displayed unprotected for 116 years, exposed to the heat of tens of thousands of candles and to the harsh, humid and salty air; yet it remains vibrant.

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December 12 is the official commemoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

“Prison Angel” dead at age 86: Nun Raised in Beverly Hills who Traded Posh Life for Prison Life.

In 1977, divorced and with her children out of the house, Brenner gave away her pricey possessions to become a Roman Catholic nun and moved into the Mexican prison, trading her Ventura beach house for a concrete 10-by-10 room and slept on a cot. She became known as the “prison angel.”

“I’m the mother of seven children,” the nun with a memorable giggle told the Times in a 2002 interview. “I’m prepared for everything.”

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Our Lady of Guadalupe: a revelation wrapped in a mystery inside a miracle.

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…the Lady who brought faith to Mexico was a revelation wrapped in a mystery inside a miracle. But more commonly, She is known as Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Article by Tom O’Toole

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Movie, For Greater Glory, released on DVD today.

“Tell Christ the King I shall be with him soon,” young José Sánchez del Río, reportedly told a fellow martyr of the Cristero War in Mexico, before he was murdered. His holy story is among those told in the movie, For Greater Glory, released on DVD today.

The movie is about the Cristero War and has been held up as an important story about religious liberty and the lengths some have had to go to defend their God-given right to live their religious faith.

“We tend to forget the human suffering because our modern culture cannot make sense” of it, Bishop Plácido Rodriguez, of the Catholic diocese of Lubbock, Texas, tells me. He calls the movie “timely, effective and powerful.” The story of the war is family history for Bishop Rodriguez, with family members who played roles in the struggle.

“I have been encouraging Catholics, Hispanics, believers, and anyone who values religious freedom to see the movie and to become interested in investigating the history”, he tells me.

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The little known historical realities behind the movie, “For Greater Glory”

Artist: Unknown; Title: Martyrdom of Five Cristeros. Translated  Inscription: Execution of Cristeros by federal soldiers on the outskirts of San Gabriel, Jalisco, October 8, 1927. On the same site, the soldiers were ambushed, suffering the same fate.  Date: 1927. The painting now hangs in the Knights of Columbus Museum: Knights of Columbus Religious Heritage Art Collection, New Haven, CT. (All rights reserved)

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Andy Garcia: You don’t have to be a Catholic to appreciate ‘For Greater Glory’

“About 90,000 people died in three years (1926-1929). There was torture, priests being hung from telegraph poles. It was a very ugly moment in Mexican history,” Garcia says of the conflict set off by the government’s persecution of Roman Catholics. “The curious thing was I didn’t know anything about it … And when I started to ask some Mexican friends … they didn’t know anything about it.”

In the film, which opens Friday in the U.S. after its debut in Mexico, Garcia plays an atheist and retired decorated general who accepts an offer to lead the National League for the Defense of Religious Liberty in the war. He doesn’t share their religious fervor, but he does believe in the basic right of freedom.

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