MEXICO: Prostrations

THINGS ARE TO ME AS TO ME THEY APPEAR;

TO YOU THEY ARE AS TO YOU THEY APPEAR.

Greek Axiom

One Juan Diego, shirtless Mexican Indian, was trudging through Guadalupe, few miles from Mexico City. Suddenly he received the impression that a fair young virgin, the Mother of God, stood before him. Falling on his face he prayed. Rising up he succeeded in convincing others of the verity of his impression. Since then (1851) thousands, tens of thousands and finally as many as two hundred thousand worshipers at...

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