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Antique Spanish Colonial Catholic Easter Week Our Lady of Guadalupe 1682 Medal

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Seller: church-woman (22,085) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Miami, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372196018450 PLEASE NOTE: THE PICTURES ARE NOT ON AUCTION, ONLY THE MEDAL.In the late 17th century, the Bishop of Mexico authorized a Catholic devotional medal of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A limited number of 2 inch bronze medals were minted in Rome, and used as gifts for wealthy Catholic patrons. That medal helped the Bishop (Francisco de Aguiar y Seijas) fund the Building of the new Basilica from 1682-1708; one of those medals from my mother’s collection, is offered here for your consideration. Bertha (the late founder of Church-Woman Antiques, who passed away in 2010), became the principal collector of these medals; none have ever come up for auction, and none are available today except here; in short, she acquired all available medals during her lifetime of collecting all over the world. Each medal you receive will be special. The medal you see in the posted pictures, is the medal from her collection you will receive. Good luck bidding! The story of the 1531 Guadalupe apparition of the Virgin Mother Mary is one of the most fascinating in all of Catholic lore. According to accounts, a poor Indian by the name of Juan Diego came across a vision of what he described as a 'lady from heaven' while on a mountainside in Northwest Mexico City. According to Diego, this woman instructed him to create a temple at the site of this vision. In addition, she somehow imprinted her likeness into his cactus-cloth. Although such cloth normally deteriorates rapidly over time, Diego's cloth survives to this day, more than 470 years after the apparition, in defiance of scientific rationale. Today, the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most important Catholic churches in the Western hemisphere. All told, more than 10 million people visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe every year. Pope John Paul II, for his part, made pilgrimages to this Mexican sanctuary four times during his tenure as the leader of the Catholic Church. As with the so-called Miraculous Medal, which stirred religious feeling in 19th century France, the Our Lady of Guadalupe medal has helped to focus Catholic passions in America. Condition: Used, Condition: Kindly look at all of the pictures. The pictures take precedence over the written description when in conflict with it. This medal is being offered in as found condition., Country/Region of Manufacture: Holy See (Vatican City State)

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