A brief presentation on the history and symbolism behind the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a copy of which is portrayed in oil on canvas by artist Gabriela Vaz Meirelles. The image of Our Lady is like a codex, where all the graphics have a meaning, representing a synthesis between Christian iconography and Mesoamerican culture.
“In the poor Juan Diego’s tilma… brushes that are not from this world left painted a very sweet image”.
POPE PIUS XII
“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet”.
“Everything about it is miraculous: an image that comes from flowers harvested in a totally sterile terrain, in which only thorns can grow… an image printed on such a thin canvas that through it the people and the Church’s nave can be seen… God did not act like that with any other nation”.
POPE BENTO XIV, 1754
AQUINO, Felipe. Descrição do manto de Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, 12 de dez. de 2019. Editora Cléofas. Available at: https://cleofas.com.br/descricao-do-manto-de-nossa-senhora-de-guadalupe/
Códice Guadalupano. Instituto Superior de Estudios Guadalupanos, 2020. Available at: https://morenita.mx/codice_guadalupano.html/
El Relato. Insigne y Nacional Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe, 2001-2020. Available at: https://virgendeguadalupe.org.mx/el-relato/
GUADALUPE, un’immagine viva. Directed by Luca Trovellesi Cesana. Italy: Studio3 TV, 2009. 1 DVD (52 min.).
LA virgen de Guadalupe. Directed by Alfredo Salazar. Mexico: Calderón Cinematográfica, 1976. 1 DVD (105 min.).
Síntesis de las Apariciones. Insigne y Nacional Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe, 2001-2020. Available at: https://virgendeguadalupe.org.mx/sintesis-de-las-apariciones/
Production and presentation:
Gabriela Vaz Meirelles
Small Room Production
Sound, lighting and editing: