St. Juan Diego

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/09
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/09


 Juan Diego Cuautlatoatzin
 Cuauhtlatoatzin
Memorial
9 December
Profile
Born an impoverished free man in a strongly class-conscious society. Farm worker, field labourer, and mat maker. Married layman with no children. A mystical and religious man even as a pagan, he became an adult convert to Christianity around age 50, taking the name Juan Diego. Widower in 1529. Visionary to whom the Virgin Mary appeared at Guadalupe on 9 December 1531, leaving him the image known as Our Lady of Guadalupe. On 20 December 2001 a second miracle attributed to Juan Diego's intervention was decreed by the Congregation and approved by Pope John Paul II.
Born
1474 Tlayacac, Cuauhtitlan (about 15 miles north of modern Mexico City, Mexico) as Cuauhtlatoatzin
Died
30 May 1548 of natural causes
Beatified
9 April 1990 by Pope John Paul II at Vatican City; confirmed and ceremony held on 6 May 1990 at Mexico City, Mexico
Canonized
31 July 2002 at the basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico by Pope John Paul II
Name Meaning
eagle that talks (Cuauhtlatoatzin)



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