The Virgin of Guadalupe who was named as “Patron Saint of the Americas” by Pope John Paul II, is highly respected by the citizens of Mexico city and is the darling of their hearts. December 12 is celebrated as her birthday. The Virgin of Guadalupe’s famous image made an appearance on the outer parts of Saint Juan Diego’s garment. As proof of this miraculous appearance, Castilian would carry roses. Our Lady of Guadalupe sent the Saint to the bishop of Spain in order to convince the bishop to construct a building for a church that would be built in honor of the Lady. Ana Maria Gonzalez has been inspired by the highly respected Lady to make a decoupage collection of crosses in honor of her existence. And for one cross, Gonzalez chose the banner proclaiming The Virgin of Guadalupe as the “Reina de Mexico y Emperatriz de las Americas,” meaning as Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas. The Decoupage cross, ‘Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of Mexico’ sells for $27.95.