16th Annual Presentation of the Miracle of Guadalupe at SCU Dec. 2
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 — The theater group El Teatro Corazon, Santa Clara University and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of San Jose will present the 16th annual sacred drama, dance and song program "La Virgen del Tepeyac: The Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe” on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Santa Clara University’s Mission Church.
Always a standing-room-only event that is free and open to the community, La Virgen Del Tepeyac celebrates the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the year 1531, when the mother of Jesus first appeared to farmer Juan Diego. The drama retells the hardships he endures to bring the news of the apparition to the local bishop, and her wish that the bishop build a church for the indigenous people in her honor.
The program – in Spanish with English commentary throughout-- is presented by Sacred Heart Parish of San Jose and Santa Clara University. It is performed in special collaboration with the Sacred Heart -affiliated theater group Teatro Corazón. A reception will follow the event.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe recalls the apparitions in December 1531 of the mother of the Savior on the Hill of Tepeyac outside of present-day Mexico City. The dramatic representation of “La Virgen del Tepeyac” tells the story of the hardships that Juan Diego endures.
Also during the celebration, the recipient of the San Juan Diego Scholarship, a four-year tuition scholarship to Santa Clara University, will be announced. The San Juan Diego Scholarship is a need-based scholarship funded by SCU since 1998. Candidates, who apply through Sacred Heart Parish, must meet SCU admission requirements as freshmen or transfer students. The recipient also is chosen based on youth leadership and parish and community involvement.
Those seeking more information about the event may contact Lulu Santana of SCU Campus Ministry, at (408) 554-4639. Members of the media may contact Deborah Lohse of SCU Media Relations for more information, 408-554-5121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.