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Rosary Workshop - Handmade Rosaries - RYFE.21216, 21217
NEW EVANGELIZATION   IV,  V
Star of the New Evangelization, Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us


RYF.21216 - 'LADY of  TEPEYAC
RYF.21217 - 'QUEEN of the HEAVENS'
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10/11/2012 - 11/24/2013
RYF - YEAR of FAITH
RYF - NEW EVANGELIZATION
'MARY, STAR of the NEW EVANGELIZATION'
New Evangelization offers the gifts of faith, hope, love and new life in Christ. Our Lady covers / protects us with her mantle of stars.
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She left her imprint on the tilma 
for all of America and for the whole world to see!
WERE THERE SIGNS OF A PLAN BEFORE SHE CAME?
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WHY OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE?
MARIAN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING
  "The evangelization of America was, from its beginnings, marked by the Marian presence.  We are able to say that the historical and cultural identity of the Latin American countries “is symbolized in a most luminous manner in the “mestiza” countenance of Mary of Guadalupe, who has revealed herself at the beginning of the evangelization"  (cf. John Paul II, Address at the Opening of the Fourth General Conference of Latin American Bishops, October 12, 1992, no.24). 
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PRAYER OF JOHN PAUL II
 “Blessed Virgin Mary, like St. Juan Diego, may we take your imprinted image along the path of our lives and announce the Good News of Christ to all men!” (Prayer of John Paul II). 
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MORE NOW THAN EVER
NEW EVANGELIZATION
The church exists to evangelize. And we are all called to participate. We are all invited to renew our relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church  We need to listen. Our Nation is at risk of being who we are, more today than ever before.  The bishops remind us that we are not only to evangelize others but first we must deepen our own faith. "Believe in the Gospel and go forth to procaine the  Gospel.  We are all called. We are all called to walk with those who have had a crisis in faith, either in the Catholic Church or in their personal lives.
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Pope Benedict XVI has called for the re-proposing of the Gospel "though those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization"
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OUR LADY TO JUAN DIEGO, THE "SINGING EAGLE"
"Am I not here? Am I not here who am your Mother?  Are you not under my shadow and protection?  Am I not the source of your joy?  Are you not in the hallow of my mantle, in the embrace of my arms?  What else do you need?  Do not be troubled or afflicted about anything” (Fourth Apparition to Juan Diego, Dec. 12, 1531).
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Why do we need the New Evangelization?
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION OFFERS HOPE
The New Evangelization offers hope. Jesus grants all people rest and comfort from the world's burdens (Mt. 11:28) by offering us the hope of salvation and eternal life. Through the “re-proposing” of the Gospel, the Church seeks to comfort all those who are burdened. The New Evangelization offers the gifts of faith, hope, love and new life in Christ. 
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HOW DID SHE
 MANIFEST HERSELF ON THIS CONTINENT?
 and --- "To conclude, I would like to turn my thoughts to Tepeyac, to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the first and the new evangelization of America. To her I entrust the pilgrim Church in Mexico and the American continent, and I fervently ask her to guide her children, so that they will enter the third millennium with faith and hope” (John Paul II, Homily, January 24, 1999).

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OUR LADY of TEPEYAC    -   QUEEN of the HEAVENS
adding up the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the
 New Evangelization, we see a new chapter in salvation history
ARE THERE SIGNS OF A PLAN?
LONG BEFORE WE KNEW   -   BIRTH of the CHURCH
some powerful things to ponder
SHE WAS PREGNANT   -   WHY BUILD A TEMPLE ?
THE FLAG   -   TALKING EAGLE    -   MORE LINKS
for more information on Year of Faith and the New Evangelization
see links at bottom of this page
USCCB INFO
(dedicated on 11 October 2012)
PLEASE PRAY YOUR ROSARY FOR PEACE




~  "OUR LADY of TEPEYAC" ~
TURQUOISE AND CORAL
... very popular with Aztecs as ornamentals.  Perfect choice on this rosary, to remind us of Our Lady of Guadalupe overcoming the terrible sacrifices of the Aztecs to their gods, by bringing her son, Jesus to heal his people through salvation.
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AVE BEADS:  hand formed turquoise pebbles with  PATER  BEADS: note the natural coral has a lacy matrix.Each framed with antiqued filigree caps. Note the 5 rings on each reminding us of his 5 wounds.
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NATURAL CORAL
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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
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A wonderful, old 2.25 in. medal of Our Lady, showing clearly her standing in front of the  sun god of the Aztecs. Available alone or on this rosary in sterling and solid bronze (shown)
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ALL MEDALS 
AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
To see our full collection of rosary crucifixes, crosses and medals, go to SUPPLIES link at top of page. Each is hand cast from antique and vintage pieces in sterling silver or solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina.
 "OUR LADY of TEPEYAC"
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 19 in.

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~  "QUEEN of the HEAVENS"   ~
OUR LADY CLOTHED IN THE SUN
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AVE BEADS: The 10mm Ave beads are from the 1920s and are more an opal  gray / blue than the camera eye is picking up.  PATER BEADS:The Paters are of Swarovski Austrian Crystal in a sky blue.  Each is capped with antiqued filigrees in solid bronze or sterling silver. 
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'CLOTHED IN THE SUN' (1700s)
 rare Latin American center/medal  of
  "Our Lady of Guadalupe, star of 
Evangelization."  Obverse:  sun 
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 18C LATIN AMERICAN  CRUCIFIX
Another rare crucifix showing Christ Crucified
 for our sins.  Our Lady on the Reverse. 
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ALL MEDALS 
AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
To see our full collection of rosary crucifixes, crosses and medals, go to SUPPLIES link at top of page. Each is hand cast from antique and vintage pieces in sterling silver or solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina.
"QUEEN of the HEAVENS"
 (for a larger image, click icons above)
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pricing subject to chqnge without notice
 RYF.21217.b
PRICING / ORDER
 RYF.21217.s
all crucifixes and centers hand cast from antiques in sterling
and solid bronze
 24 in.

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~  SIGNS OF A MASTER PLAN ?  ~
 GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING
WE DELIGHT IN HIS SIGNS ALONG THE WAY
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DID YOU KNOW?
COLUMBUS WAS 40 YEARS OLD
In 1491 Christopher Columbus was forty years old. In 1491 Fr Perez, Queen Isabella's confessor, asked her permission for Columbus to sail ... (By the time they were ship ready it would be 1492). 
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VISITED THE IMAGE
Before sailing, the explorer Columbus traditional of Conquistadors, visited and prayed in front of the image of the Lady of Guadalupe in Extremadura Spain. He took a replica of the image on his journey. While there he renamed his 3 ships --- 
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AND RENAMED HIS SHIPS
--- the 'Santa Maria de la Conception' (a cargo ship). 'The Nina' (The Girl) and 'Pinta' (Painted) (were both  Caravels).  The first prayer said in the New World was the Salve Regina, in honor of Mary.
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OUR LADY of GUADALUPE
(Extremadura SPAIN) from 1326 on
(Tradition credits First Century St Luke
the Evangelist  as artist)
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OUR LADY VISITS 40 YEARS LATER
Little did they know that in 40 years, 1531 the names of the 3 ships would be prophetic. The Simple garment of Juan Diego, the tilma, would carry the image of 'The young girl, Mary', 'painted' on its surface. 
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Several years after Cortez wiped out the Aztes, Mary came to the heart of America on December 9th the feast day  of 'Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception" (Dec 9th was celebrated as her feast day in Spain before the 8th as today) The Aztecs 'read' the symbols on her blue mantle covered with stars. he Aztecs knew stars symbolized a new nation. (read more about the symbols - including the name Guadalupe below)
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  WHY THE NUMBER 40?
The number 40 tells us to pay attention, something important is happening. And in many cases, it points to a new chapter in salvation history. A time of purification. A commitment is completed. Think of scripture and how 40 days, 40 years is used.




~  LONG BEFORE WE KNEW  ~
 LONG BEFORE WE KNEW
Long before we knew about the scientific discovery of the mystery of Our Lady of Guadalupe's eyes. Long before we knew the positioning of the stars on her mantle were in alignment with the stars in the heavens when she visited Juan Diego in 1531.  Or that her image covers half the sky from the constellation Corona to her feet in the belt of Orion where the stars are born, the  Aztecs read symbols in her garment.
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AZTECS READ THE SYMBOLS
Her garment carried symbols the Aztecs could 'read'.  1. They saw the rays around her covering their sun god.   2. They knew she was pregnant because she wore a sash around her waist.  3. They saw the four petal flowers on her tummy symbolizing divinity - her child was God.  4. They saw the brooch at her neck with the same cross of the Spaniards ships (the dream of Montezumas sister saw in a dream) 5. They saw she was bowing as to another god.  6. And they knew only royalty wore a garment that carried the symbols of their station.  She wore a garment of stars. She evangelized them without saying a word. 7. Again, the Aztecs knew stars symbolized a new nation.
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 COATLAXOPEUH: GUADALUPE 
Speaking in the Aztec language (nahuatl), Our lady answered, when Juan Diego asked her name  "de coatlaxopeuh,  pronounced “quatlasupe” sounds like the Spanish word 'Guadalupe'.  Coa (serpent) 'tla' (the) 'xopeuh' (to crush).  Which translates as the one who 'crushes the serpent'.
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GENESIS 3:14-15
Then the LORD God said to the snake: Because you have done this, cursed are you among all the animals, tame or wild; On your belly you shall crawl,and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. 15  I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; They will strike at your head, while you strike at their heel.
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TEPEYAC HILL 
Therefore, Our Lady referred to Herself as the one who “crushes the serpent.”  Actually,  Tepeyac Hill was the site of ancient temple built to honor the  Aztec goddess Tonantzin  “divine mother", (serpent)  "Honored Grandmother", (Snake)  Read more below why Christian chapels / temples / churches have been planted over temples of gods for centuries. 




~ BIRTH of CHURCH in AMERICA  ~
THE EVANGELIZATION OF AMERICA
WAS MARKED FROM ITS BEGINNING 
BY A MARIAN PRESENCE  - BLESSED JPII
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“May love for the Mother of God, so characteristic of American piety, help guide your own life according to the spirit and values of the Gospel, so that you may bear witness to them in the world.  Our Lady of Guadalupe, intimately associated with the birth of the Church in America, was the radiant Star which illumined the proclamation of Christ the Savior to the children of these peoples, helping the first missionaries in their evangelization.  I ask her, who bore the ‘Good News of God’ in her womb to help them be witnesses of Christ to others” (John Paul II, Angelus Message in Mexico, January 24, 1999). 




~ SHE WAS PREGNANT ~
    A SIMPLE SASH
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SHE WAS PREGNANT
The sash around her waste told the Aztecs she was pregnant. And on her womb she wore a four leafed flower that for the Aztecs was a symbol of divinity. This told the Aztecs that child she carried was the true God.  After her visit, there were thousands of conversions to Christianity by the Aztec people. Records tell us over 3000 daily.
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OVER 20,000 HUMAN SACRIFICES A YEAR
We are reminded that the Aztecs sacrificed over 20.00 men, women and children each year to honor their gods. These rites often included cannibalism of their victims. History reminds us that in 1487, on the occasion of the dedication of the new temple in Tenochitlan, there were up to 80,000 were sacrificed in a single ceremony lasting 4 days. Pope John Paul II continued:
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 "Certainly in Mexico, with the conversion of millions of the inhabitants to Christianity, Our Lady crushed the head of the serpent.  “May the continent of hope be the continent of life! …The time has come to banish once and for all from the continent, every attack against life” (John Paul II, Homily, Jan. 23, 1999). 
 
ABORTION TODAY 
THE NUMBERS OVERWHELM
In the 1930s, licensed physicians performed an estimate 800,000 abortions a 
year. Today, under Roe vs Wade, it is legal to kill preborns.. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), since 1973, roughly 50 million legal induced abortions have been performed in the United States.[38] World wide, there have been over 1,260,000,000 abortions performed.
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THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN




~ BUILDING A TEMPLE  ~
BUILDING OVER ANCIENT SITES -WHY?
OVER THE CENTURIES - Christian chapels/temples / churches have been planted over temples of gods. Several examples below help us to understand this ancient tradition.  Most recent was the pending mosque (Cordova) near the twin towers site in NY. This name comes from Cordova  or C?rdoba (Spanish - Arabic ), Cordova (English) Read below:
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CORDOVA SPAIN
VISIGOTHS TO CHRISTIANITY to MOORS
AND BACK TO A CATHEDRAL
Around 589Ad a Christian Visigothic Church  was dedicated to St Vincent (See Council of Trent), then in 711, during the conquest of the Moors , 'THE GREAT MOSQUE OF CORDOBA' was built over the site.  In 1492, the Christians recaptured the area and changed the mosque to Catholic Cathedral, THE CATHEDRAL MOSQUE OF CORDOBA. (the magnificent Cathedral has kept the mosque architecture in place and remains).
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JERUSALEM
Another example is the temple built over the site of where the crucifixion cross was found. Hadrian built a Roman temple over the site of the true cross.  The crucifixion, in honor of Aphrodite. Around 355, Constantines Mother, St Helen had it torn down, to reveal the crucifix and the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER was built over the site of execution hill of the skull (Golgatha).  This beautiful church may be visited today. 
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MEXICO
In 1521, before the fall of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, on the hill called Tepeyac, where Mary would visit Juan Diego, there was an ancient temple built to honor the  Aztec goddess Tonantzin (Our Revered Mother, mother earth, snake) , The Spaniards under Cortez. would level it to the ground. 
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On December 9 1531, (earl feast of the Immaculate Conception) our Lady  requests a little temple be built on 'Tepeyac' on top of this ancient temple site. She wishes 'to manifest and give all of my love, compassion, help and protection' to all on earth. Again, not for her glory but for that of her son, Jesus present in the tabernacle. 
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HER REQUEST TO JUAN DIEGO
 Know and understand, you, the smallest of my children, that I am the ever Virgin Mary, the Mother of the true God for whom we live: of the Creator from whom all things are - Lord of heaven and earth. 
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I most ardently desire that you build here a temple for me, so that in it, I can manifest and give all of my love, compassion, help and protection, as I am your loving Mother – of all of you who live together on earth, of all of humanity, and of all those who love and admire me and who invoke me and confide in me. 
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There I will listen to their cries and to their pain, and I will remedy their miseries, pains and sufferings” (Words of Our Lady to St. Juan Diego, December 9, 1531). 
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TO ALL ON EARTH!
A beautiful call from Mary, star of the new Evangelization for all on earth! By the 17c the Basilica of Guadalupe was built at the base of the hill of Tepeyac  in honor of the virgin where the tilma image still may be seen. Mary as Our Lady of Guadalupe carries the son of God in her womb - she is the church, the living tabernacle that protects Christ. 
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THE ONE WHO CRUSHES THE SERPENT
 Coatlaxopeuh meaning “the one who crushes the serpent” and that it may be referring to the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl.




~  THE FLAG - A RARE LOOK  ~
 OUR LADY,
PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS
Note the blue mantle of our flag and the tilma of Juan Diego
with stars!  Then note the red and white rays around our Lady
and the red and white stripes on our flag!
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ARTIST: MIguel Cabrera - 1645 - 1768
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ARTIST: Jose Mota - 1720 '3rd Apparition'


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(early copy and paste?) 
 REPRODUCTIONS - WHY? 
  Europe was in awe of this news of an image of Our Lady not made by human hands on a garment. They wanted to see it but it was an ocean away.  With no media, no cameras, no computers, oiled paper was laid on top of the image and traced the exact size and shape as the original.  This was done over and over again. 
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Artists painted these images over and over again on canvas and parchment, rolled them up and sent them to waiting audience all over Europe. The images above are two examples of this They may be seen at the Basilica Museum in Mexico City. 
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Just by chance? Coincidence?  Or a God thing?




~ 'TALKING EAGLE'  ~
THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATES
The great seal of the United States was adopted June 20th 1782. After a short bout with the turkey (Benjamin Franklin).  The bald eagle won its permanent spot in 1789. Symbolism tells an interesting story below:
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President Kennedy
   "The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the bald eagle as the emblem of the nation.  The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America.
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OUT OF MANY, ONE
In the left talon, the eagle holds a bundle of 13 arrows (13 original states) and in the right talon, an olive branch. The eagle faces the right to symbolize "The strong desire for peace, but will always be ready for war."  In its beak it holds a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One").  This massive bird that has a wingspan of from 6 to 8 feet 
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COAT OF ARMS 
OF MEXICO STILL EVANGELIZING
In the coat of arms of Mexico, the Golden Eagle stands on cactus and is holding a snake with his talons and mouth.  The tilma (ayate) of Juan Diego was made of maguey cactus cloth that carried the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 
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WHERE SHE CAME
Also note the cactus is growing out of an island in the middle of water (Lake or Lago deTexcoco)).   The Aztedz built the city of Tenochtitlan on the island and this is where Our Lady appeared in 1531. The Spaniards built Mexico City over Tenochtitlan. Thus still telling us the history of her visit!

TALKING EAGLE
  In 1474, Juan Diego was born Cuauhtatoatzin, (Talking Eagle) in Cuautitlan, "Place of the Eagle" (now part of MexicoCity).  Around 1524 and 1525 he was converted and baptized Juan Diego, along with his wife,  by a Franciscan Missionary, Fr Peter da Gund.  Was he inspired to name 'Talking Eagle' - Juan - after John the Baptist (who is imaged as an Eagle?)
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MARK 4:31-32
  "It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade."
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THE NEW EVANGELIST
When you go back to the 16c it is interesting to note that the newly baptized Christians also saw Mary as the new evangelist, relating to St John the Evangelist, the eagle.   Was the eagle an ancient symbol of  Our Lady of Guadalupe? And the snake - how does the snake fit into the early symbolism?
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THE MEXICAN FLAG
The Mexican flag has changed over the years, sometimes showing the symbol above including that of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the center of the red, white, and green flag. The Coat of Arms of Mexico (above) shows the clear image better.
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(1821)
SEE 'PRICE OF FREEDOM FLAG' 
 Flown after the Mexican Independence War. Colors: GREEN: independence, WHITE: purity of Catholic Church, RED: Blood of National Heroes (image available on web.
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(1910-1920)
VIVA CRISTO REY
 "Long Live Christ the King"
(newer flag, originally only Guadalupe)
  THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION 
Remains the largest conflict in Mexican history. The challenging President of Mexico, Porfirio D?az unleashed warfare with many contending factions and regions including the the Catholic Church.
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. (Chrisantos)  Traditional colors symbolize RED: independence from Spain, GREEN: Union among Americans and Europeans, WHITE: Faith or belief in the Roman Catholic Church. This was soon to change

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(1968)
MEXICAN FLAG TODAY: 
  COLOR SYMBOLISM TODAY
GREEN:  hope and prosperity WHITE: peace and harmony RED: blood of Mexican heroes. Adopted in 1968. But symbol stays the same, telling the history of Mexico. Again,  for a better image, see the Coat of Arms of Mexico above. 
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JOHN PAUL II -2002
THE STAR AS OF OLD LEADS US
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, THE EAGLE
 JUAN DIEGO, "THE TALKING EAGLE"
"Beloved Juan Diego, the talking eagle! Show us the way that leads to the 'Dark Virgin' of Tepeyac, that she may receive us in the depths of her heart, for she is the loving, compassionate Mother who guides us to the true God. . . ."



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RYF.21212 - 'Opening rhe Door I'
RYF.21213 - 'Garden Stones'
RYF.21214 - 'Upon this Rock  III'
RYF.21215 - 'Our Intercessor  IV'
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