The City of San Benito Cultural Arts Department (CAD) presents Castilian Roses in December - a community curated exhibition that commemorates the wondrous legend of La Virgen de Guadalupe. The exhibit is set to run from December 12th - January 24th, with an opening reception on December 12th, from 6 pm - 8 pm.
On December 9, 1531, a dark-skinned Lady appeared to Juan Diego, a member of the Chichimec people, at a place where they worshiped an Aztec mother goddess. The lady told Juan to go to his Bishop to request that a church be built. The bishop demanded a sign.
Three days later, the Lady appeared again, instructing Juan to offer the Bishop a bouquet of Castilian Roses that were miraculously blooming from the barren hilltop in December. Juan wrapped the blooms in his apron. Upon opening the tilma for the Bishop, the roses dropped to the ground and a perfect image of the Lady appeared on the garment.
Her story is centuries old, but her endless promise of peace, love, and compassion continues to inspire.
Nikki Serrano, Admin. Assistant, Cultural Arts Department
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San Benito, TX 78586
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