December 12 is the commemoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
In the United States, the day is a feast.
Linked to this day is December 9, which is the optional memorial of Juan Diego, to whom she appeared.
Here are 6 things to know and share . . .
1) Who was Juan Diego?
More formally known as St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, he lived from 1474 to 1548.
According to the biography of him on the Vatican web site,
Little is known about the life of Juan Diego before his conversion, but tradition and archaelogical and iconographical sources, along with the most important and oldest indigenous document on the event of Guadalupe, "El Nican Mopohua" (written in Náhuatl with Latin...READ MORE