Juan Diego Argumentative Essay

708 Words3 Pages
Back in the 1531 the “New World was being colonized. The Europeans brought over foods, culture, language, religion etc. They taught the Native Americans everything some accepted it and others didn't. One of the things they taught was religion many Native americans did not accept the religion but some did. On of the many that converted into the Catholic Church was Juan Diego, he was a poor native american. He was very devoted to the church was he would walk to church. One of the trips that he took he was stopped by a beautiful woman that was speaking his native language. She said "My dear little son, I love you. I desire you to know who I am. I am the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives life and maintains its existence. He created…show more content…
So on sunday he went back to the Bishop and told him about what happened again. The Bishop asked Juan to ask mary for a sign to prove who she was. So he returned and again she was waiting for him and he told her about what the bishop wanted. She said, "My little son, am I not your Mother? Do not fear. The Bishop shall have his sign. Come back to this place tomorrow. Only peace, my little son." But juan wasn't able to return the next day because his uncle became very sick so juan stayed to take care of him. Two days later he left and juan went to see the a priest, on his way he had to pass the original place where he saw Mary. When he reached the spot Mary was there and she said, "Do not be distressed, my littlest son. Am I not here with you who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Your uncle will not die at this time. There is no reason for you to engage a priest, for his health is restored at this moment. He is quite well. Go to the top of the hill and cut the flowers that are growing there. Bring them then to me." Juan went up the hill and found roses that are not native to the mexican area and where growing in winter. He cut them and put them in his tilma, and brought them to Mary. She arranged them and said, "My little son, this is the sign I am sending to the Bishop. Tell him that with this sign I request his greatest efforts to complete the church I desire in this place. Show these flowers to no one else

    More about Juan Diego Argumentative Essay

      Open Document