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FESTIVAL DE GUADALUPE Dowe Imve oe or yearfrlmlm ma fmil CIm our lmoMmok to tkul d NEWSPAPER l It is saidthat on Dec. 9, 1531, a JuanDiegohadavisionofayoung simple indigenous peasant named woman while he was on a hill in the Tepeyac desert, near Mexico City. The lady told him to build a church exactly on the spot where they were standing. He told the lo- cal bishop, who in turn, asked for proof. The peasant went back and had the vision again. He told the lady that the bishop wanted proof, and she said, "Bring the r0geg behind you.'" Turning around, he found a Castillian rose bush growing be- hind him. It was winter and very late in the season for any flowers to bloom. He cut the roses, placed them in his poncho and returned to the bishop. When the peasant opened his poncho (on Dec. 12), the flowers fell to the floor and imprinted on the cloth of the "fab- ric was the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the same young lady that appeared in his visions, Contact the Islander (310)" 510-0500 or ) i | 6 1 Friday, December 16, 2011 THE ATAMNA I~ILANDER