Daily Rome Shot 603

I’m pretty sure that this is the oldest representation of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Rome, with some of the first gold brought from the New World.

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  1. Boniface says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Fr. I don’t think I’d ever heard about this chapel with the wonderful copy of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

    Apparently this copy of the image is from 1773; I know that around that time the case holding the miraculous original in Mexico had been opened, and copies of the image were touched to the original in order to make relics out of them. Nicolás Enríquez made his famous painting at that time, including the smaller scenes of the various stages of the apparition around its four corners. This one looks identical to that one except for the added apparition scenes. Perhaps this copy was gifted to one the popes of that era, who chose to send it to San Nicola in Carcere?

    I have read that some of the first gold from the New World was used to cover the ceiling in Santa Maria Maggiore.

  2. Father G says:

    The Church of Santi Ildefonso e Tommaso da Villanova has the oldest copy of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Rome, which was brought to the city 100 years before the copy at San Nicola in Carcere arrived.
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEtF9nIHPWo

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