The Virgin reappeared to Diego several times.
“After the fourth apparition the Blessed Lady asked Juan Diego to gather fresh roses, which he would find growing on the frosty summit of the rock and barren hill,” Calderon said. When he did as the Virgin asked, “she arranged the Castilian roses in his tilma (a type of cloak) and hurried him to the Bishop [to give] him an account of their origin.”
Calderon said this occurrence is what is known as “The Miracle of the Roses.”
“To the Bishop’s amazement when Juan opened up his tilma, before him there was painted upon it a miraculous beautiful image of Our Lady, exactly as she had appeared on Tepeyac [Hill],” she added.
This iconic image is seen throughout the Americas. In all of the Americas, Calderon said the Mexico City Basilica “is the most important shrine to our Blessed Mother, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe.”
“We couldn’t do this without the help of our Mineral Wells Police Department,” Calderon said. “Sgt. Caleb Randall escorted the procession through downtown to the Catholic Church.”
Information from the Catholic Education Resource Center, at catholiceducation.org, enhanced this article.