Denver Newsroom, Dec 10, 2021 / 15:19 pm
The most-visited Marian shrine in the world is in Mexico City, and houses what is perhaps the most mysterious Catholic icon in the world: the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The cloak on which the image appears, called a tilma, is woven from a non-durable material that can’t normally be expected to last more than a few decades. But this tilma has survived intact for nearly 500 years, nurturing the Catholic faith of literally millions of people.
Michael O’Neill, who has made a name for himself as “The Miracle Hunter,” examines the mysteries surrounding the tilma in the EWTN documentary “Guadalupe Mysteries,” airing this Sunday.
The conquistador Hernan Cortes brutally conquered the peoples of the area, O’Neill says, but until the Guadalupe image appeared, the Spanish largely failed to evangelize them.