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Rays of Light 


      
The picture to the right, was taken in the church of the Fifth Apparition at Tulpetac, Mexico.  Below are two photographed copies of pictures from pages of magazines from Mexico.  They appear to record the wondrous event of light falling across the picture, yet much of it , if not all, appearing to originate from within the picture. 
     The second copy places the light rays in the context of the mitred persons before it.  This photograph may be capturing "En ese mismo momento..." (see text below).
      
From the pictures and text here, it would seem that it was a miraculous happening, whether resembling sunlight, or real sunlight, directed as if beaming from inside the picture.      It is something to contemplate.
                                                            
John Riedell



Caption beneath picture:  16 de diciembre de 1979
       Imagen de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Salud de los Enfermes, venerada en el Sanctuario de su Quinta Aparicida en Tulpetlac, Mex.   Coronada por el Emmo. Sr. Cardenal Primate of Mexico, Don Ernesto Corrupio Ahumada, y por el Excmo. Sr. Obispo de Texcoco, Don Magio Terreblanca, en el nombre and con la autoridad de Su Santidad Juan Pablo II.
      Fiesta Fabulosa de la Luz.  El sol que nace de lo alto baja a inundar de luz a Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Rio de Luz hecho Amor que brota de inagorable Manantial que es Cristo Jesus.
     Los Angeles, luz creada de la luz increada, resplandecen en la Corona de Maria, iluminado nuestras vidas.  (Emmo. and Excmo. are probably abbreviations for Eminentisimo and Excelentisimo)

Caption translated:  December 16, 1979
      Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Health of the Sick, venerated in the Sanctuary of her Fifth Apparition in Tulpetlac, Mex.   Crowned by His Emminence the Cardinal Primate of Mexico, Senor Ernesto Currupio Ahumada and by His Excellency,  the Bishop of Texcoco, Senor Magio Terreblanca,  in the name and with the authority of His Holiness, John Paul II.
     Fabulous Festival of the Light.  The sun beamed from on high to flood down with light, Holy Mary of Guadalupe, River of Light become Love, giving birth to a font which is Jesus Christ.
     The angels, light created by light uncreated, shine on the Crown of Mary, illuminating our lives. 
Words to the sides:  Rio de Luz (River of Light ) & Coronacion Pontificia (Pontifical Coronation)
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                          There was no logic to its appearance.

From the website PATERNOSTER.ORG.MX:   El 16 de diciembre de 1979 se realizó el gran acontecimiento. La plaza del pueblo de Tulpetlac estaba desbordada con unos 40,000 fieles aproximadamente que se aglutinaron para tan fausto acontecimiento, venidos de varias partes de la república mexicana y de otros países. Mas de un centenar de sacerdotes y más de una docena de obispos y el Emmo. Sr. Cardenal Primado de México Dn. Ernesto Corripio Ahumada que preside la celebración.

Eran las doce horas de día, transcurre la Celebración Eucarística normalmente. Mientras el Sr. Cardenal pronunciaba su histórica homilía donde entre otras cosas decía: “Por eso María Santísima se nos ha querido manifestar y presentar como Río. Ella transmite esa luz y ese amor que brotan de ese inagotable manantial que es Cristo Nuestro Señor. Llegue a todos y pueda de esa manera extender ese Reino de Dios a todos los hombres. Esto es lo que vamos a realizar, el compromiso del reconocimiento de proclamar a María Río de Luz, Río de Amor”. En ese mismo momento todos los allí presentes presenciamos un hecho insólito, la aparición de un rayo de luz que se posaba en la Imagen como un Río de Luz; y según comentario de muchos se trataba de un milagro. Por la posición del cuadro y por la hora del día no era lógica su aparición.

Translation: On the 16th of December, 1979, there was a big event. The plaza of the town of Tulpetlac overflowed with approximately some 40,000 faithful, coming from various parts of the Republic of Mexico and other countries. More than 100 priests and a dozen bishops, and His Emminence Senor Cardinal Primate of Mexico Don Ernesto Corripio Ahumada presided at the celebration.

At 12 o'clock midday, the Eucharistic celebration passed normally, without incident. Meanwhile the Cardinal pronounced his historic homily in which he said, among other things, "In this way Holy Mary has wanted to make herself known and present to us, as a river. She communicates that light and that love, flowing forth of this endless spring That is Christ Our Lord. She came to all and was able in this way to extend the reign of God to all of us. This is what we're going to realize, the promise of recognition: to proclaim Mary, River of Light, River of Love. " At that same moment all present, witnessed a thing unheard of, the appearance of a ray of light that alighted on the image like a River of Light, and according to the commentary of many, they treated it as a miracle. Because of the position of the frame and the hour of the day, there was no logic to its appearance.
 

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