Saint Juan Diego is the first Roman Catholic indigenous saint from the Americas. He was born as 1474 as Cuauhtlatoatzin, in Mexico.
On December 9, 1531 — the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Juan Diego was on his way to Mass when he was stopped by a beautiful woman who called herself in his native tongue, as the “ever-perfect holy Mary, who has the honor to be the mother of the true God.”
After attempting to convince the bishop of the Virgin Mary’s request, the Blessed Mother provided him with proof to show the bishop . In his cloak, Juan Diego gathered flowers blooming in December on rocky ground. When he presented the flowers to the bishop, the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary was miraculously imprinted on his cloak.