Publication date for The Queen's Portrait: The Story of Guadalupe coincides with the 400th anniversary of the day when the Mother of God appeared to the Indian peasant Juan , and impressed her portrait, now revered as that of Our Lady of Guadalupe, on his . Sister Mary Amatora, O.S.F., writes a moving chronicle of the five Guadalupan apparitions, and adds a well documented subsequent history of the wide-spread devotion they . of appealing photographs of the site of the miracle at Tepeyae, Mexico, and the surrounding country, add an important visual dimension to the book. Sister Amarota that these of Our Lady to an Indian peasant exercised a profound in on both Indians and Spaniards, since the victors and vanquished of the new world were made to realise that they shared identically in the love of Christ's Mother. She out that Lady's message in America was one purely of love and mercy quite different from more recent visitations when she came to warn mankind of impending danger and renewed fervor and penance. For four centuries the faithful have venerated the of Juan Diego's which has survived all human and temporal vicissitudes. as it does for an inereased devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe in today's chaotic times the Queen's Portrait deserves wide attention. Imprimatur.