Virgin de San Juan
The origins of the devotion to Our Lady of San Juan del Valle are found in San Juan de Los Lagos, Mexico, a town founded near Guadalajara after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Spanish missionaries placed a small image of the Immaculate Conception in the church of San Juan de Los Lagos.
In 1623, an acrobat traveling with his wife and children stopped in San Juan de Los Lagos to give a performance. While practicing their act, the youngest daughter lost her balance and was killed. An Indian woman, who was the caretaker of the church, begged the parents to place the image of the Virgin Mary over their daughter's body and prayed for the Virgin's intercession. The child was then brought back to life. As word spread of the miracle, the devotion to Our Lady, under the title of “La Virgen de San Juan”, started to grow throughout Jalisco. Today, she is recognized by many people throughout Mexico as well as the United States.
Lady of San Juan: immaculate mother, I wish to show my eternal gratitude for the wonders with which you favor us, poor sinners that we are, and that you help with your loving kindness, humbly I beseech you not to depart from me, comfort me in my afflictions and give me strength and patience to bear these afflictions for the love of your most holy son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (Mark your petition).
2 1/2" wide and 8 1/4" Tall
This candle will burn for approximately 140 hours
100% Paraffin Wax