Sunday, April 17, 2016

Virgin of Guadalupe

Once upon a time, when we lived in Arizona, (it seems a million years ago), a very dear friend named Helen gave me a gift.

It was a tin figure of the Virgin of Guadalupe. (You can read more about her history here.)

Helen bought the tin figurine in Mexico.

I'm sure it was homemade.

The colorful Madonna now hangs on my office wall.

I have completely lost contact with Helen .  

The last I knew of this dear lady is that she moved to Oaxaca, Mexico.

I pray she is well and happy.  Her gift still brings me great joy.



Bookie said...

Yes, I have. My grandparents went to see her in Mexico in the 60's. Now we see images of her often in our small town as many Hispanics display signs of her.I love the story!

diane.stetson said...

I saw her in Mexico when I was there.....very colorful!

Chatty Crone said...

Yes I have, my sister is Spanish and Catholic and she talks about the VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE quite a bit - I know it is important to her. I am going back to read your information on her so I can sharpen my mind back up.

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, I've heard of The Virgin of Guadalupe. She must be a sweet reminder of your dear friend. I often see candles of the Virgin of Guadalupe at various stores, and the next time I come across one, I'll buy it and think of you, Susan. :)

love, ~Sheri


What a lovely gift. She is colorful and full of hope. I am sorry you lost touch with your friend, though.

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