The Our Lady of Guadalupe Ornament is a beautiful metal ornament with colorful beads and intricate details—a loving testament to Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. This unique ornament makes a wonderful Christian Christmas gift or stocking stuffer, especially for those with a special devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Our popular Catholic saint ornament was made in rural Thailand of copper, brass and tin. This handmade ornament measures 5 inches long by 3 inches wide and is beautiful enough to hang year-round.
The Reason for the Season
The baby Jesus lying in the manger is, of course, the one and only reason for the season. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Ornament reminds us that just as God is with us (Emmanuel) in Jesus’ humble birth as a little baby, so is Mary, the mother of God, who is praying for us and interceding for us in all times, places and cultures.
La Morenita—Roses in December
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe, is affectionately known as La Morenita (“the little brown one”). According to official Catholic records, on the morning of December 9, 1531, a young girl (la morenita) appeared to Juan Diego on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico. Speaking to him in his native language of Nahuatl, the girl asked him to have a church built on that spot in her honor. Juan Diego recognized her as the Virgin Mary. He told his story to Spanish Archbishop of Mexico City, who told him to go back to the hill of Tepeyac, and request a miraculous sign from the “virgin” to prove her identity. The Virgin told Juan Diego to go to the top of the hill of Tepeyac and gather flowers there. Although it was mid-December, Juan Diego gathered up into his peasant cloak (tilma) Castilian roses (not even native to Mexico) on the normally barren hilltop. The Virgin arranged the roses in his tilma. When Juan Diego opened his cloak before the Archbishop on December 12, the roses fell to the floor, but on the fabric of his tilma was the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Juan Diego was canonised in 2002. His tilma is still on display in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited Marian shrine in the world. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the tilma is the most popular religious and cultural image for Mexicans and Latinos of Mexican heritage in the U.S. Our Lady of Guadalupe has been acclaimed “Queen of Mexico,” “Patroness of the Americas,” “Empress of Latin America” and “Protectress of Unborn Children.”