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Kaylie Alioto wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Does Mary appear different depending on where she appears like in the apparition in La Vang?
  • Does she look Asian because the people there paint her that way?
  • Why would she change her appearance?


  { Why does Mary appear different depending on where she appears? }

Bob replied:


Mary apparently does appear somewhat different and that could be due the perception of the individuals or because she wanted to be more approachable to a particular people.

For example, the Lady of Guadalupe looks very much like the indigenous people of Mexico in the image that appeared on Juan Diego's tilma.

  • Is that how he saw her too?

I suppose we will never know but ultimately she wants to show that she is the Mother of all people's, regardless of how they look.

This is Christ's gift to everyone: His beautiful Mother has become all of ours.


Bob Kirby

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