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Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe – MEXICO CITY

The year was 1531. And times were desperate indeed for the small group of Spaniards in New Spain (present-day Mexico). They were outnumbered 600 to one by the Aztecs and a massacre seemed imminent. Tensions were at a fever pitch because of the tyrannical behaviour of a few of the Spanish secular leaders. Franciscan Juan de Zum√°rraga, the first bishop of Mexico City, realized that only a miracle could save the perilous situation. Continue reading