During the Advent Season, which we are in, we celebrate many aspects of Mary's life. One of the feast days that come up in this month
is Our Lady of Guadalupe. We celebrate on December 12 the day in 1531 when the Mother of Jesus appeared to Juan Diego, a humble man in Guadalupe. The bishop would not believe him and wanted a sign. Mary sent signs–roses, an uncle miraculously cured of a deadly illness, and especially her beautiful image, Our Lady of Guadalupe, on Juan Diego's mantle.
I think that God chose Mary to lead us to Jesus. She came and spoke to Juan in his own language. God's love is for the poor with whom God identifies.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, 9″h x 6″w x 1″d