Our Lady of Guadalupe

IYO ANTOY - Antolin dela Serna (Banat) - December 12, 2020 - 12:00am

Fiesta karon sa Barangay Guadalupe, pahinungod sa among Patron, ang Birhen sa Guadalupe. Suma pa sa Internet: “According to tradition, Mary appeared to Juan Diego, who was an Aztec convert to Christianity, on December 9 and again on December 12, 1531. During her first apparition she requested that a shrine to her be built on the spot where she appeared, Tepeyac Hill (now in a suburb of Mexico City).”

Mao kana ang hamubong asoy sa pagpakita sa Mahal nga Birhen ngadto kang Juan Diego nga usa ka Aztec convert to Christianity.  Note nga sa ikaduha nang pagpakita sa Birhen sa December 12 nga gitukma ang kapiyestahan sa Mahal nga Birhen.

Matud pa dinhi: “Mexicans will tell you that 90 percent of them are Catholic but 100 percent are Guadalupan. While the proportion of Catholics in Mexico isn't accurate anymore, the Virgin of Guadalupe remains a cherished part of Mexican national identity, reflected in the fact that millions of women and men are named Guadaluape, many going by the nickname Lupe."

Mao sad ni dinhi sa atong nasud, daghan ang ginganlan og Guadalupe, ma-tawo man o ma-dapit. Matud ni Andrew Chestnut, ang nagsulat niining maong  sugilon bahin sa Mahal nga Birhen,  “As a specialist in Latin American religion, I've always been fascinated by the number of devotees to Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

Dugang pa, aniay pipila ka kasayuran bahi n sa Mahal nga Birhen, ni Andrew Chestnut, a professor of religious studies and holds a Bishop Walter F. Sullivan, Chair in Catholic Studies at Virgeina Commonwealth University:

1. Mexico's independence from Spain in 1810 transformed her into the national patroness.

Ang battlecry sa kampanya  pagka-independiente sa Mexico batok sa Spain nga gipangulohan ni Father Miguel Hidalgo: “Death to the Spaniards and long live the Virgin of Guadalupe!" Ug matud pa: The image of the Mexican Virgin emblazoned on flags, banners and peasant sombreros became the insignia of the armed rebellion against Spanish rule.”

2. Guadalupe was an integral part of the Mexican Revolution (1910-20). Ang mga Mexican peasants mi-rebelde batok sa mga Mexican oligarchs (dugay na gyud diay ning mga oligarchs da), gipangulohan ni Emiliano Zapata, ang ilang slogan, "land and liberty.”

The tilma upon which the Virgin's image is imprinted is held to be miraculous by devotees.

Nasuta sa mga scientist nga ang Tilma walay agi sa brutsa  (no brush strokes, sa ato pa, dili pinintalan og tawo), ug nakita usab nga ang coloration sa hulagway walay elemento either sa mananap o mineral. Sa ato pa, dili debuho og tawo.

Ug ania ang dakung milagro: “The most spectacular miracle, according to devotees, is the tilma emerging unscathed from a bomb blast. In 1921 an anti-clerical radical detonated 29 sticks of dynamite in a pot of roses beneath the cloak. The blast destroyed a marble rail, twisted a metal crucifix and shattered windows throughout the old basilica but the tilma itself was untouched.”

Tan-awa, 29 ka tukog sa dinamita gipabuto atubangan sa Tilma, apan walay tatsa, wala maunsa ang Tilma.

Happy Fiesta kanatong tanan.

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