An 18th century Mexican engraving of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Both religious and worldly powers, pope and king, are seen kneeling before the miraculous portrait of Mary. Above the image two cherubs hold a medallion with a depiction of King David, connecting the miracle of Guadalupe with the Biblican kingdom of Israel.
Let nothing frighten or grieve you, let not your heart be disturbed, do not fear any sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of health? Are you not happily within the folds of my mantle, held safely in my arms?
- Mary to St Juan Diego, 12 December 1531