The conversion of Mexico from devil-worshipping to the Catholic Faith is the most sudden and spectacular mass conversion in all of history. In Aztec Mexico, before the arrival of Hernan Cortes and the Spanish, human sacrifice was practiced on a far greater scale than anywhere else in history. Hundreds of victims were slaughtered every day. Cortes’ conquest, against odds of ten thousand to one, ended the human sacrifice, but over the next ten years only a small part of the Mexican people accepted Christianity. But after Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Blessed Juan Diego and left her portrait with him, still miraculously preserved Mexico, nine million Mexicans were baptized in the next twenty years. Mexico became and has remained a Catholic country.
This book tells the unique and inspiring story of the encounter between two utterly alien civilizations and the victory of Christianity through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Catholic history as only a Catholic historian can write it.