En Español tambien. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. The story begins in the early morning of December 9th, 1531 just ten years after Hernan Cortez conquered the city of Tenochtitlan, when a 57 year old Indian peasant named Juan Diego was walking along the path of Tepeyac Hill on the outskirts of what is today Mexico City. He encountered a brown skin Madonna and proclaimed to the local bishop that he had seen the Mother of God. Juan Diego was able to convince the bishop way presenting roses and a clock with the Virgin’s image. The Virgin was as adopted by many Mexicans as their patron saint.