A heartwarming song that will touch the hearts of children and adults alike.
"Juan Diego’s Cloak (Our Lady of Guadalupe)" tells the inspiring story of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill in Mexico City.
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Juan Diego’s Cloak (Our Lady of Guadalupe) - Lyrics - Johnny Prill
Our Lady of Guadalupe is associated with a series of five Marian apparitions to a Mexican peasant named Juan Diego and his uncle, Juan Bernardino, which occurred in December 1531. She left a Miraculous Image of her appearance on Juan Diego’s cloak, which still exists today for all to see in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
Did you know?
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, which displays the cloak on which Mary's image appeared, draws some 20 million visitors each year. The Basilica is shaped like a stadium so everybody on the inside is able to see the Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Basilica was built in 1974 and seats 50,000 people.
Our Lady of Guadalupe first introduced herself as the Mother of God and the mother of all humanity when she appeared on the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico in 1531.
Juan Diego’s cloak, bearing the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, has shown no signs of degradation in almost 500 years.
Juan Diego’s cloak is six and half feet long and forty inches wide. The image of Our Lady is four feet, eight inches high.
Several images can be seen reflected in the eyes of the Virgin Mary. It is believed to be the images of Juan Diego, Bishop Juan de Zummaraga, Juan Gonzales, the interpreter and others.
Juan Diego brought Castilian roses to the Bishop. That alone was a miraculous sign since they did not grow in Mexico, let alone in the middle of December.
The image left on Saint Juan Diego’s cloak is the only true picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe in existence.
Juan Diego is the first Catholic saint indigenous to the Americas. He was beatified in 1990 and canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who on both occasions traveled to Mexico City to preside over the ceremonies.
Johnny Prill is an award-winning, Grammy-nominated songwriter and is the author of A Song for Grandma and Grandpa, the official song of National Grandparents Day. Prill’s songs have been featured in publications such as Country Weekly, The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, and The Las Vegas Weekly and have been recorded by Bobby Vinton who refers to Prill as “one of the most creative songwriters of our time.”