Guadalupe – a living image (Guadalupe, un’immagine viva)

Director: Luca Trovellesi Cesana, Production: Studio3 TV, Country: Italy, Language: Italian, English, French, Spanish, 1 x 52′, 2009, Rights: Scandinavia, UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria

December 1531, Mexico. The Holy Mary appears to a humble Native American, but no one believes him. Upon request of the Virgin Mary, Juan Diego uses his “tilma” to wrap some roses of Castile that inexplicably bloomed on the stone quarry. But when he opens the cloth in front of the Bishop, a miracle happens:  a print of the Virgin Mary.

The image is incredibly realistic. Upon further analysis, the discoveries are outstanding. In her eyes there are  the figures of all the people who were there during the miracle. The stars on her mantle reproduce the exact chart of the sky on the day of the miracle (12/12/1531). But that isn’t all: an extraordinary connection reveals that the name of Guadalupe roots back to the evangelist Saint Lucas.