Poster - Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos (Cihuapilli) - Jalisco - Mexico
Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos (Cihuapilli) - Jalisco - Mexico
Museum-quality posters with vivid prints made on thick and durable matte paper.
Known for miracles in case of Mortal Danger!
Mexico has an estimated 100M Catholic population, or 80% of 126M. It is best known for the many miracles and peoples faith - including the Virgin of Guadalupe. About San Juan de los Lagos:
San Juan de los Lagos (Spanish for "Saint John of the Lakes") is a city and municipality located in the northeast corner of the state of Jalisco, Mexico, in a region known as Los Altos.
It is best known as the home of a small image of the Virgin Mary called or in Nahuatl Cihuapilli, which means “Great Lady.” Since the first major miracle ascribed to her in 1632, she has been venerated especially for cases involving mortal danger.
The miracles ascribed to her have made the basilica in which she is found a major tourist attraction, which has shaped the city's history to this day.
The economy of the city is still heavily dependent on the flow of pilgrims which has amounted to between seven and nine million people per year.
Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos (English: Our Lady of Saint John of the Lakes) is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated by Mexican and Texan faithful.
The 1st Amazing Miracle - Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos:
According to local histories, and some eyewitness accounts, a certain aerial acrobat was traveling along the Camino Real, performing in the towns along the way. His act included his wife and two daughters. His stunts included swinging from one high point to another by means of ropes. To add excitement and an element of danger, the artists had to fly over swords and knives that were stuck in the ground with their points positioned upward.
While performing in the village, the younger daughter, a child of six or seven, slipped, fell upon the knives and was mortally wounded. After preparing the body and wrapping it in burial cloths, the grieving parents brought the child's body to the chapel of Our Lady of San Juan for burial.
Meeting them at the door of the chapel was the 78-year-old Ana Lucia, the wife of Pedro Antes (the caretaker and custodian of the beloved statue). Feeling pity for the grieving family, she exhorted them to have confidence in The Virgin, who could restore the child to them.