The appearance of the Virgin Mary to a Native American child in Mexico back in the 1500′s helped the Conversion of the native people to Catholicism and broke down the barriers between the Spanish rules and their subjects. This Latinized Mexico and to this day, they have Southern European Culture with some Native influences. In another miracle attributed to the Virgin of Guadalupe, a fire destroyed a Church in Juarez Mexico. Yet an Image of the Virgin Mary was spared.
A fire destroyed a church in Juárez early Wednesday morning, but spared a Virgin of Guadalupe image, despite the fierce blaze, Juárez officials said today.
The incident took place at about 4:04 a.m. on Wednesday, at San Agustín Chapel at Paseos del Alba and Paseos del Ángel Streets, Juárez Fire Department officials said.
“The fire tore down the whole church,” said Cap. Martin Morales, of the Fire Department in Juárez, in a telephone interview.
But the fire spared a Virgin of Guadalupe image inside the church. The worshiped icon, 60 centimeters tall and one meter wide, was framed in wood.
As a Catholic I totally believe this was miracle and shows the power of faith.