This is a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe appearing to San Juan Diego in 1531. Over four centuries after the apparitions, Juan Diego was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1991 and on the 31st of July, 2002, he was canonized by John Paul II in Mexico City. The bishop of my diocese was present for the ceremony. It may just be a Hispanic bias within me, but I truly believe that the beatification and canonization of Juan Diego was one of John Paul II’s greatest accomplishments during his pontificate.
Miguel Agustín Livas