San Juan De Los Lagos's Virgin

San Juan de los Lagos is a small town located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Located between the cities of Guadalajara, Aguascalientes
and Guanajuato, the town is one of the holiest sites in Latin America because of the shrine of the Virgin Mary.

San Juan De Los Lagos's Virgin
 
 
 
 
 

Virgin of San Juan De Los Lagos History

In 1623, in a town near Guadalajara, in the New Spain (Mexico) a family of equilibrist performed jumps and acrobatic leaps on the tips of sharp swords. During an unfortunate show, one of the daughters fell on the swords and died. Before the devastated parents in front of the dead body of their daughter, an indigene old woman placed on the chest of the girl an image of the Virgin… Miracle! The girl relived and the thankful father took the image to the town of San Juan de los Lagos, where a chapel was build in her honor. Since then, San Juan de los Lagos" Virgin is considered the protector of those who
devote their life to this difficult and
dangerous profession.

 
 
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