As for the tilma, it measures four feet wide by some seven feet long.Tomantzin is the Nahuatl term that means Nuestra madre/Our mother.Men and women, male and female servants came to these festivals.The number of people was huge, and they would also say, "Let's go to the festival of Tonantzin." Now that the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is built here, they also call it Tonantzin, taken from the preachers who refer to Our Lady, the Mother of God, as Tomantzin (p. Tepeyac Hill is where Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to the Indian Juan Diego.Click for more on the subject: Somos Primos Staff Mimi Lozano, Editor Mercy Bautista Olvera Roberto Calderon, Ph, D. Bernadette's Body after 122 Years Cross restored, sacrifice remembered Persecuting Jesus by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison As you open your pocketbooks this Christmas season, facts to keep in mind Throughout the Southwest visitors will find churches named Our Lady of Guadalupe. D Dorinda Moreno Rafael Ojeda ngel Custodio Rebollo Tony Santiago John P.
More than one predominantly Anglo parish in this country carries the name of the Dark Virgin, and her feast, 12 December, is observed in all dioceses in the United States.
Venan hombres y mujeres, mozos y mozas a estas fiestas.
Era grande el concurso de gente en estos das, y todos decan Vamos a la fiestas de Tonantzin. Near the hill there are three or four places where they used to make very solemn sacrifices, and they would come to them from very far places.
The heavenly flowers were the sign that the bishop had requested of the Lady as proof that she was the Mother of God, and that she was truly the one who wanted him to build a sanctuary there at Tepeyac Hill.
The image is a painting that scientists are unable to explain its phenomena: the unknown pigments of the colors, the twenty-year life span of the tilma whose fabric was made from the maguey plant, the appearance of life in the Ladys eyes, the symbols in the image, the reflection of persons in her eyes, how the painting seems to hang or float over the tilma.