(956) 727-0977 heritage@webbheritage.org

Laredo, Texas – The Webb County Heritage Foundation and Our Lady of Guadalupe School will co-sponsor a presentation on the cultural interpretation and history of the revered image of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Tuesday, January 31 at 6 p.m. in the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum, 810 Zaragoza St. in Laredo. This two-hour lecture, provided in conjunction with Catholic Schools Week, will be presented in Spanish by Ing. Alberto Mata, graduate of the Universidad Pontífice de México and the Instituto Superior de Estudios Guadalupanos.
The presentation features information on the historical context surrounding the apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1531 on a hilltop outside present-day Mexico City. Also featured will be the Aztec connection with the subject, the codex inscribed on the cloak of Juan Diego, scientific studies on the phenomenon, and the myths and facts surrounding the image. Also explained will be the Nican Mopohua, the original Nahuatl-language document written c. 1560 which is considered the definitive account describing the apparition of the Virgin.
This lecture will be presented in Spanish. Because of the two-hour length of the discourse, this event is not advisable for children under 15 years of age. The presentation will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to arrive early to avoid disruptions.
For more information, please contact the Webb County Heritage Foundation at 956-727-0977