In 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared to a Mexican peasant named Juan Diego and asked him to have a church built at the site of the apparition. Seeking proof, Juan Diego's bishop asked him for a sign. Mary told Juan Diego to gather flowers in his tilma (a Mexican garment) and take them to the bishop. When Juan Diego poured out the flowers, the bishop saw on his tilma the miraculous image of Mary. Today, the image is on display in Mexico City for all to see.
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About Tiny Saints
Each Tiny Saint is about 1 inch tall and made from a colorful rubber. Each includes a metal clasp so they can be hooked onto keychains, backpacks, and anywhere else you could use a "tiny saint."
Each Tiny Saint includes a small card with brief history of the Saint depicted and what patronage the Saint is associated with.