Virgen de Guadalupe

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the Patroness of Mexico, was said to have appeared to a peasant, Juan Diego, in 1531. She asked for a church to be build at the Hill of Tepeyac in her honor. As the story goes, following several miracles by the Virgin, Juan Diego and his family erected the church which is now the most visited Catholic site in the world. In Albuquerque, a procession or Fiesta de la Guadalupana occurs annually.