Feast day December 12. Pope Pious XXII crowned Our Lady of Guadalupe"Empress of the Americas" in 1945, and she has been long been recognized as the patron saint of Mexico. Our Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Juan Diego in the hills of Tepeyac in 1531. Also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe, our Blessed Mother is a powerful symbol of devotion, identity, and patriotism. Her image inspire artists, activists, feminists and the faithful.