Thursday, December 1, 2022

Our Lady of Guadalupe and Her Dear Juanito

I mentioned this sweet new picture book in this year's Advent Book Basket post . Our little ones will discover it when they unwrap it on December 9th, the feast of St. Juan Diego, days before this year's feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th. In the meantime I wanted to share our review and few more pictures with you all! 

Our Lady of Guadalupe and Her Dear Juanito is a retold version of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s appearance in Mexico, 1531 A.D. The colorful illustrations will captivate the mind of the young reader as well as the rendition of the tender dialogue between Our Lady and Juan Diego, as if a mother is speaking tenderly to her beloved child. Parents and youth alike will grow in deeper love with Our Mother that God Himself has sent to the entire human race as a source of solace and comfort.

The indexed prayers and factoids at the end of the story, explaining the miraculous image of Our Lady on Juan Diego’s tilma, provide a glimpse into the delicate weave that only God Himself would include in the image. Fascinating!


  1. Thank you for sharing this special book with us Jessica! Several years ago I was given a diagram which explains many of the symbols in Our Lady's image. The rich symbolism was easily understood and accepted by the native Mexican Indians which presented the Catholic Faith. It is wonderful that the author included these facts in this book for children to learn. Yes, indeed these facts are extremely fascinating! My husband and I read the facts out loud to each other every year on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I loved the way you worded it Jessica..."a weave that only God Himself would include in the image"!!!!

  2. A beautiful book that will be treasured by the entire family. God Bless.

  3. Thank you for sharing this lovely book. God Bless.

  4. The book is a great gift for all to read.God Bless.


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