#137 - Our Lady of Ocotlan

This 19th century retablo represents one of the most obscure subjects in retablo art, "Our Lady of Ocotlan." As the story goes, in the year of 1541, a young man named Juan Diego Bernardino was was climbing through the forest onto a hill above the town of Tlaxcala. High upon the hill Mary called to him. He explained to her that the people of his town had been afflicted by a terrible plague. Our Lady asked him to follow her to a place where he could drink from a sacred river and be cured. After filling his container, Juan Diego returned to his village with water and everyone who drank the miraculous water was cured.

Dimensions are apx. 14" x 10."



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