Our Lady of Ocotlan, Tlaxcala Mexico

Our Lady of Ocotlan - The Many Faces of Mary

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OUR LADY OF OCOTLANShrine of Our Lady of Ocotlan, Mexico

Just ten short years after our Lady appeared to Juan Diego on Tepayac Hill she came to another Indian - Juan Diego Bernardino (no relation to Juan Diego) in Tlaxcala.  The Indians of Tlaxcala had been a fierce tribe.  They had never been defeated.  And yet, these same Indians were the first to befriend Cortes and the first to accept Our Lord Jesus and His Church in the New World.  They were the first Christians!

In the beginning of 1641, a devastating plague (believed to be Small Pox) attacked the Indians of Tlaxcala.  Nine out of every ten died.  There was not a family left untouched by this disease that spread like a fire out of control.  The Indians turned to their medicine men.  They were helpless!  They had never seen anything like it.  The Indians plunged their fever-ravaged bodies into a river they believed contained curative properties. 

On June 24, 1641, we find Juan Diego Bernardino, jug in hand, journeying to the river to retrieve some water to bring back to his family who had also been struck down.  Having filled his jug with his last hope (he thought), he set out across the hills to his family.  As he made his way through the ocote (pine) trees in the forest, he found himself suddenly blocked by the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.  She looked like a queen!  What would someone of her importance be doing here before him, a humble peasant.  She gently addressed him with these words: "May God save you."  And then she asked him:  "Where are you going?"  Can you picture yourself in the presence of Mother Mary?  And we have a 2000 year tradition of Our Mother!  We have read of Our Lady's coming to her children in Mexico, Italy, France, Spain and on and on.  Therefore, it would be easier for us to accept a heavenly Lady appearing.  But these dear simple believers knew very little about Our Lady.  There were very few known apparitions of Our Lady in the world of the 16th century.  It is true, Our Lady had appeared to another Juan Diego just ten years before, in a far off state.  But communication being what it was at that time, I wonder if this Juan Diego Bernardino even knew who the Mother of God was and what she looked like.  It's true he worked for the Franciscan brothers, but you have to remember he was going for help to a helpless stream; how solid was his knowledge of God and His Mother?

When, at last, he summoned the courage to speak, he weakly replied: "I am taking some water from the river to my family who are dying from the plague."

I can just see the huge black eyes of this Indian open even wider, gleaming, as Our Lady waved to him to follow her with these words: "Then follow me.  I will give you water to cure the disease.  It will not only cure your family but all who drink it.  My heart is always ready to help those who are ill, for I cannot bear to see their suffering and pain."

Although he had never seen a body of water of any kind in the forest of the ocote, he followed, skipping lightly, confidant that the Lady would be true to her word.  As they approached the edge of a cliff, he looked down, to where the Beautiful Lady was pointing.  To his amazement, in the ravine below, was a spring of gushing fresh water.  She told him to take as much as he needed, and "know that those who are touched by the tiniest drop will receive not only relief from their pain but will be restored to perfect health."  A little water and a lot of faith. 

Juan Diego Bernardino emptied his jug of water from the river and refilled it with the blessed water.  He bowed to the Lady and begged his leave.  She stopped him once more.  She wanted him to bring a message to the Franciscans at the church of Saint Laurence: "Tell the religious that in this place they will find a statue of me.  It will not only manifest my perfections but through this image I will bestow many favors and compassion.  When they find it they are to bring it and place it in the the church of Saint Lawrence"  This humble, gentle Indian, like another Indian named Juan Diego, was to be sent on a mission to speak to his superiors!  After all, he worked for the Franciscans.

The beautiful Lady's words resounding in his ears and heart, Juan set out, with a spring to his walk, to bring the miraculous water to his family.  He gave the water to his family and they were immediately cured.  The moment they were healed, Juan and his family went out to all the villagers sharing the Good News of their miraculous healing.  Juan shared the water with all the afflicted.  As they drank the tiny drop of water Juan sparingly gave them, they too were instantly healed.  The Good News spread quickly from all corners of this town to the neighboring towns.  Juan would repeat the story of the Lady and the spring over and over again. 


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