Mexico Unearths Missing 10-Ton Our Lady of Guadalupe Sculpture Blessed By St. John Paul II

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What a beautiful and amazing discovery!

Monterrey, Mexico unearthed a missing sculpture of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thurs., Aug. 6.

The 10-ton sculpture went missing 10 years ago after Hurricane Alex, and was found on the banks of the Santa Catarina River after Hurricane Hanna. The image initially sat where St. John Paul II celebrated Mass during his 1990 Monterrey visit. He also blessed the sculpture.

The city of Monterrey unearthed the missing 42-foot-tall metal sculpture on Aug. 6.

Monterrey Mayor Adrián de la Garza posted a video of the unearthing to his twitter account. He said the “rescue of the Virgin of Guadalupe represents a message of hope” for their community.

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The Monterrey Mayor’s translated tweet reads, “The rescue of the figure of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the bed of the Santa Catarina River was an impeccable job carried out by the colleagues of Public Services of Monterrey, whom I thank for their great effort, since they worked day and night.”

Archdiocese of Monterrey Bishop Alfonso Miranda also celebrated the sculpture’s discovery in a Twitter post.

The translated tweet reads, “I look at her as a giant warrior after a long battle, who, having lost her, was later rescued, healing her many wounds in the same bed; for very soon, rehabilitated and strengthened, to stand up again, to encourage us to face this battle.”

Catholic Connect also posted about the discovery, connecting the incident to Mexico’s recent vote against legalized abortion.

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In Monterrey city in Mexico, state officials rescued a Virgin of Guadalupe statue that was lost about 10 years ago during the hurricane Alex… with the recent Hurricane Hana 10 days ago it was discovered again! ⠀ The huge statue fell into the river and was never found, because all were looking down stream… but The Virgin was 200 meters up stream which is weird cosidering it weight more than a ton! 🙏❤️🕊 ⠀ The statue was buried in the river bed for ten years, the say it was discovered was the day of the virgin parents, St. Ana and St. Joaquin, and just days after Mexico’s federal officials voted against abortoin being legalized in all of Mexico! 🙏🇲🇽 ⠀ Via @asalazarcantu 🕊 ⠀ 🙏 Help us make a bigger impact by becoming a monthly donor of @catholicconnect.care, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused in helping Catholic initiatives across the world. 🌎🔥🕊 ⠀ #CatholicConnect #Catholic #Catholicism #CatholicChurch #Jesus #JesusChrist #Faith #BibleVerses #BibleVerse #Christianity #InGodWeTrust #Prayer #Pray #Christians #HolySpirit #Love #Truth #Scripture #HolyBible #God #Church #Christian #Inspiration #JesusSaves #JesusIsKing #Katolik #GodIsLove #SpreadLove #GoodNews #ShowLove

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The post reads, “In Monterrey city in Mexico, state officials rescued a Virgin of Guadalupe statue that was lost about 10 years ago during Hurricane Alex. With the recent Hurricane Hanna…it was discovered again!”

“The statue was buried in the riverbed for ten years. They say it was discovered [on the feast of] the virgin’s parents, St. Ana and St. Joaquin, and just days after Mexico’s federal officials voted against [legalized abortion in] Mexico! 🙏🇲🇽

Here’s another cool video of the discovery:

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Let us pray in thanksgiving for this incredible discovery!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

[See also: Miraculous Facts About Our Lady of Guadalupe, In One Infographic]

[See also: 1300-Year-Old Byzantine Church Discovered Near Mount Tabor, Site of Jesus’ Transfiguration]