Living Art: A Pro-Life Message for Today from Our Lady of Guadalupe
The world famous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe miraculously materialized on the cactus or "agave" cloak (tilma) of a Mexican peasant in 1531 and was responsible for the conversion of twelve million Indians. It is now venerated as a symbol of "pro-life" causes in the Americas because the Virgin Mary appears pregnant in this miraculous image.
On April 24, 2007, the same day abortion was legalized in Mexico, after a mass offered for unborn children in the Basilica in which is displayed the miraculous image, a very intense light appeared suddenly on the Tilma. At the level of the womb, the light appeared like a shiny halo, in the shape of an embryo. Experts have testified that it is not a reflection or something added, rather it comes from the Tilma and is in the exact location of a woman's womb. Witnesses were able to take photographs and even to film the phenomenon that went on for a full hour.
Father Luis Matos of the Beatitudes Community) writes:
"The engineer Luis Girault who studied one of the pictures that was taken of the light, has confirmed the authenticity of the proof and was able to specify that the proof had not been modified, nor altered with the superposition of another picture for example. He has discovered that the image is not the result of a reflection, but literally comes from the inside of the image of Our Lady. The resulting light is very white, pure and intense, different from the glow coming from the flash of a camera. This light is surrounded by a halo and seems to be floating inside the abdomen of Our Lady. This halo has the shape and proportion of an embryo. If one is to examine this picture even more closely by turning it on a sagittal plane, it is then possible to distinguish inside the halo certain shadowy areas with the characteristics of a human embryo inside the maternal womb."
A pro-life march at the Guadalupe Cathedral in Mexico City in 2007 when abortion was legalized in Mexico.