The Eye Of The Virgin Of
Our Lady of Guadalupe as she appears on the tilma of Juan
December 12, 1531
A closer look at her face. Note the iris and pupil of
her right eye...
As we zoom in, images begin to appear in her right eye...
As we get closer, the images become faces...
We now have zoomed in on her right eye only...
Careful examination of this image shows
some startling detail...
The eye of the Queen of Heaven:
These pictures are of the right eye of 'Our
Lady of Guadalupe'. It was discovered in 1951, upon close examination,
that the right eye of the image on the tilma had reflected within it an
image of Juan Diego, the image of Bishop Zumarraga's
interpreter, and the image of another man presumed to be a visiting
priest or Bishop. Be aware that images reflected in the eye are
distorted because of the curvature of the eye itself. Juan is
on the right, his full face and beard clearly visible. The interpreter
is to the left. He appears to be wearing a headdress, and he is
looking at Juan as Juan opens his tilma. The
visiting Bishop, with the top of his head visible, is to the right
of center. The 'Blessed Virgin Mary' must have been standing
in front of Juan and to the right of Bishop Zumarraga,
as Juan opened the tilma and the beautiful miraculous
image of 'Our Lady of Guadalupe' was seen for the first time.
Recent new information...
On January 14, 2001 it was announced that new scientific studies using
an enhanced magnification factor of 2500 has shown that there are no less
than 13 distinct figures in both eyes.
Written by Bob Stanley, May 1997
Updated January 15, 2001