Our Lady of San Juan
The Our Lady of San Juan statue is displayed in the
Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan in Jalisco, Mexico.
The shrine is over 800 years old and was founded by
Spanish missionaries who brought the famous statue of
Conception with them from Spain. The Our Lady of
San Juan Basilica is visited by over a million Catholics
each year who are devoted to the Blessed
Icon of Our Lady of San Juan de los
* Positioned on a platform which has a gold crescent
moon resting on its side
* The Virgin's face is dark and eyes set wide apart
* 50 cm tall
* Created by the Tarascos Indians
* Titzingueni art technique used to create the statue
using a piece of wood that is covered with corn pith
and orchid juice. A coat of gesso was applied and then
* During the 16th to 17th century, clothing was added
to the statue and it was encased in a frame.
* The Immaculate Mary's holds her hands in prayer
* She has brown hair and wears a Byzantine crown
* Her gown is white with a blue robe
* Two silver angels hold a banner that reads: Mater
Immaculata ora pro nobis.
Our Lady of San Juan Prayer
Our Lady of San Juan is credited with curing a little
Mexican peasant girl from a deadly disease. Since that
time, Catholics have made pilgrimages, novenas, and
offer prayers to Our Lady of San Juan in hopes of helping
loved ones who are afflicted with physical and mental
suffering. They pray to the Blessed Virgin, and wear
an Our Lady of San Juan medal, or Our Lady of San Juan
necklace, showing their faith and devotion to all.
Prayer to Our Lady of San Juan
Oh Most Precious and Immaculate Mary of San Juan,
Be our source of hope on our life's journey.
We thank you for the many blessings you have given us
and ask that you help our afflicted loved ones with
your goodness and mercy. Give them the strength and
courage to do your Son's will and bring them back to
health if He wills it.
Help us to live in the life of your Son, Jesus; that
we may one day be with Him in paradise.
Help us to find meaning in our moments of sorrow and
pain during our pilgrimage on earth. Amen.