This is an interesting story in that the Sister, recently deceased, who was behind the project, claimed that an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in place of a photograph she had taken, using an old box camera, of a different mosaic in a prayer garden at Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Catholic news Service: Religious shrines or art in the public places are relatively rare in the United States but quite common in Europe, South America and other areas that have a predominantly Catholic culture.
But if all goes as expected, a shrine honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe is coming to a street corner in South Philadelphia.
Once in place, the shrine will fulfill a dream of Sister Paula Bierschmitt, a member of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who died in September. The shrine will include a bronze image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, as she appeared on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 16th-century Mexico. Read the rest of the story here.