It was in December of 1991, while attending a novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Finbar Church in Burbank, that I learned there existed a small piece of the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s image in the city of Los Angeles.
The associate pastor at the time, Father Peter Irving, explained that this relic was stored at the archdiocesan Archival Center at the San Fernando Mission, and that he had requested it for the novena at St. Finbar. This tiny piece of the tilma is the only piece in existence outside of Mexico City. Being a devoted child of Mary, this fact providentially stuck with me.
Little did I know that Our Lady would save the life of my husband, Vicente, a decade later. Read more on Angelus News.