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The Special Photograph of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe


by St. Alphonsus Liguori

Updated April 2014

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As the book of Proverbs states:"Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established." (#303)


God is the sovereign master of his plan. But to carry it out he also makes use of his creatures' cooperation. This use is not a sign of weakness, but rather a token of almighty God's greatness and goodness. For God grants his creatures not only their existence, but also the dignity of acting on their own, of being causes and principles for each other, and thus of cooperating in the accomplishment of his plan. (#306)


"In reality it is only in the mystery of the Word made flesh that the mystery of man truly becomes clear." (#359)

"Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith:  'By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God' (1 John 4:2).  Such is the joyous conviction of the Church from her beginning whenever she sings 'the mystery of our religion': 'He was manifested in the flesh' (1 Tim. 3:16)." (#463)


"The unique and altogether singular event of the Incarnation of the Son of God does not mean that Jesus Christ is part God and part man, nor does it imply that he is the result of a confused mixture of the divine and the human.  He became truly man while remaining truly God.  Jesus Christ is true God and true man.  During the first centuries, the Church had to defend and clarify this truth of faith against the heresies that falsified it." (#464)




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The Victorious Queen of the World

The Lord God said to the serpent: 

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed; he shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait for his heel.”

Genesis 3:15


Our Lady in the 21st Century

In 1990, Our Lady, through a message to Kenneth Staloch, asked the Cardinals and Bishops in Mexico to send her Image in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City to the United States so that she could encounter all of her children in the Americas...

The Bishops of Mexico were in a difficult situation because the people in Mexico would not consent to letting go of the precious original Image of their Mother. Later, Our Lady offered a solution to the problem by asking, through Mr. Staloch, that the NASA scientists in Mexico photograph her original Image to make an exact, life-sized replica. Soon the Cardinal and Bishops sent the replica, now known as the Missionary Image, to the USA. More...

Our Lady in the 21st Century

In December 1531 A.D., Our Lady came down to the earth (to the place later called Mexico) and left her own Miraculous Image on Juan Diego's tilma. Soon millions of people saw the same Image and recognized her as the Mother of the True God and wanted her to be their own Mother. Also, the people stopped their customs of idol workshop and human sacrifice and they were baptized into the Catholic Church. Thus, in a few years, Our Lady wont the victory over the serpent. More...

Our Lady of Guadalupe's recent messages to us

An exceptionally bright rainbow that appeared in the sky of Portland, Oregon, on July 29, 1991, two days before the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe arrived here.


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Why "Patroness of the Unborn?"

Of all the many manifestations of Mary’s loving presence among us throughout the centuries, in this apparition alone does she appear to us in the manner of a pregnant mother. She holds within her the unborn Christ, proclaiming the sanctity and blessedness of life within the womb. Her reverence and tenderness communicate to us the joy and awe with which we must approach each embryonic life.  More...

Our Lady's messages to the Mexican bishops and all her children

“The miracle I began on 12 December 1531, at the geographical mid-point of the Americas, has continued without ceasing to the present time.

I gave you my image on the tilma worn by my faithful son, Juan Diego.  My image, as Your Lady of Guadalupe, remains today as an ever active miracle; sustained by me for all to see.

However, I have been prematurely retired and restricted – not the reverent nor appropriate thing to do to the Woman Clothed with the Sun, your heavenly Mother...

If my image on Juan Diego’s tilma was intended to bring only those 8-9 million people to my Son Jesus during the few years following 12 December 1531, why would I sustain the miracle of my image today, 459 years later? More...

Summarized world history from Genesis to today


1. Genesis 3:15  [The Lord God said to the serpent:  “I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed; she shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait for her heel.”

2. During the long Old Testament period, God specially chose the nation of Israel to instruct them to correctly worship and obey Him.  When the planned time arrived, the Son of the Father came down and born from the Virgin Mary with the name: “Jesus”. The Baby Jesus grew under Mary and Joseph and at the age of 3o years, He chose disciples and began teaching the way of salvation to the people.  Three years later, Jesus was arrested and put to death on the cross.  On the third day Jesus resurrected from death, opening the way to all humans for their eternal salvation.   More...

A priest who saw heaven, hell, and purgatory

On Sunday April 14, 1985, the Feast of the Divine Mercy, I was going to celebrate Mass at a mission church in the north part of Kerala, and I had a fatal accident. I was riding a motorcycle when    I was hit head-on by a jeep driven by a man who was intoxicated after a Hindu festival. I was rushed to a hospital about 35 miles away. On the way my soul came out from my body and I experienced death. Immediately I met my Guardian angel. I saw my body and the people who were carrying me to the hospital. I heard them crying and praying for me. At this time my angel told me: "I am going to take you to Heaven, the Lord wants to meet you and talk with you". He also said that on the way he wanted to show me hell and purgatory.   More...

Our Lord is really present in all parts of the Eucharist

An experiment with an unconsecrated host demonstrating how many particles of the Eucharist fall from the host when received in the hand
(original source from Fr. John Zuhlsdorf's blog)



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Short introductions to Our Lady of Guadalupe in our crucial century

1. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in this photo is exactly the same as the original image exhibited in the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, except the several new images miraculously emerged when this photo was taken at the Grotto: The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland on 8/15/1991

The photograph and a report were submitted to Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of the Archdiocese of Portland on June 28, 2014, and His Excellency stated:

“This special photograph could inspire greater faith and devotion to the Most Holy Mother of God”.


The Victorious Queen of the World

Excerpts from the diary of Sr. Maria Natalia of Hungary

What is Jesus’ opinion about our deeds?

I (Sr. Maria Natalia) asked Jesus what I should do to please Him.  He answered:

“It does not matter what you do, whether you sit or lie down.  You can do anything, even exercise.  The only thing that matters is that you should be always beside Me and love Me!!!  You should never step out of Me.  Tell Me everything, even your thoughts.  Do not stop talking to Me.  The only thing I ask you to watch: not to hurt Me.  I’ll do the rest for you; even the material and spiritual welfare of your family.  If you love Me, you do not have to ask for anything.  You have only one task: to love Me!  I should like you to understand this eventually.

Everything else will be provided for you, my poor, precious child.”  More...

Our Lady of Guadalupe: `Empress of the Americas' and `Mother of Mercy'

by Coley Taylor

We can proudly—and humbly—say that America is the land of Our Lady.  And by America I do not mean simply the U.S.A.  I mean ALL of America—the Western Hemisphere.  Every nook and corner of it has been dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and was so dedicated long before the Bishops in 1846 dedicated the United States to her in her title of the Immaculate Conception, and asked her to be our celestial Patroness.  In a very real sense they were only ratifying something that had already taken place centuries earlier.  More...

450th Guadalupe Anniversary

by Stephen Oraze

"We are certain that as long as you, (the Virgin of Guadalupe), are recognized as Queen and Mother, America and Mexico will be safe."  (Pope Pius XII in his radio address to the Guadalupe shrine, Mexico City, during special ceremonies, October 12, 1945.)

December 12, 1981, marked the 450th Anniversary of the appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, to the humble Indian peasant Juan Diego, near Mexico City, in 1531.  This 450th Anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, coming from Heaven to earth on our Continent, has—or should have—a far greater meaning for the United States than most Americans realize.  More...

Pope St. John Paul II firmly believed in the truthfulness of the messages and miracles in Naju, Korea



1986: The Korean Bishops went to Rome for their ad limina visit to the Holy See in 1986 and the Pope John Paul II heard about the miracles in Naju, Korea for the first time.  During the Korean Bishops’ audience with the Holy Father, Archbishop Victorinus Yoon (from the Gwangju Diocese in Korea to which the Naju Parish belongs) said, “In my diocese, a statue of the Blessed Mother has shed tears.”  The Pope responded, “In such a case, it is important to examine the fruits.”


1991: Five years later, the Korean Bishops again visited the Vatican for their ad limina visit.  During the meeting, the Holy Father encouraged (or ordered) the Korean Bishops to share thee wonderful graces in Naju with others in the Asia Continent.      More...

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Renaissance of Civilization

by Peter Howard

“The level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood.”

These words of Venerable Fulton Sheen echoed across the radio waves back in 1947 when he spoke about the effects of communism on modern womanhood and the decision our age must make whether or not it will accept the gift of woman, which produces the strongest societies, or reject that gift and live with the catastrophic consequences that come with that. Who can better reveal to the world the unique gift of womanhood that will make or break modern civilization than “the Woman” herself, who in her usual style of beauty and mystery left the world a timeless revelation at Tepeyac Hill on 12 December 1531, forever memorialized under her title “Our Lady of Guadalupe”. More...

Our Lady's last message to Fr. Stefano Gobbi

Dec. 31, 1997:  “Beloved sons, in silence and in prayer, spend with me the final hours of this year which is about to end.  Do not spend them in dissipation and entertainments, as so many of my children do.

This year has been particularly important for my plan.  You are now entering into my times.  For this, I have traced out for you a light-filled way, along which all of you must walk, in order to live the consecration which you have made to my Immaculate Heart.


Now all has been revealed to you... my plan has been prophetically announced to you at Fatima, and during these years, I have been carrying it out through my Marian Movement of Priests.   More...

Our Lady's mission in our current times

The Special Photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe [shortened to The Special Photograph below] refers to a special photograph of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe taken by a lay person after the Solemn Mass at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, Oregon (also called “the Grotto”) on August 15, 1991.  Several months later, a report on this photograph was sent to the Archdiocese of Portland, but the answer was neither positive nor negative.  Later, a more detailed report was prepared and submitted to Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of the Archdiocese of Portland in June 2014 and His Excellency sent the reply letter on July 3, 2014 approving the distribution of this photograph to “inspire greater faith and devotion to the Most Holy Mother of God.”   More...

Messages from Our Lady in 1531 and in 1990-92

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Reasons the Special Photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe is Special

This Special Photograph is exactly the same as the Original Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe of 1531 except that the Special Photograph has several very important images in it, which had never seen in the Original Image.  Also, the Special Photograph does not change Our Lady’s purpose at the time in 1531 of completely ending the human sacrifice and converting the Aztec Indians to her Divine Son, Jesus.  Her purpose in 1531 was limited to a relatively small area: the Aztec Empire (currently, a part of Mexico), but her same purpose now covers the entire Americas and world.  This current purpose or mission given to Our Lady by God will take an enormously power and difficult efforts by her and her children in the world who help her. More...

Q&A about the Special Photograph of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

1. What is the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe?  


2. How is the Special Photograph of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe related to Our Lady’s Plan of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe?  


Some of the main points of Our Lady's messages (received by Kenneth Staloch)

1. Our Lady of Guadalupe’s mission was not completed in the 16th century but continues in our time.  Our Lady said in her message:

“If my image on Juan Diego’s tilma was intended to bring only those 8-9 million people to my Son Jesus during the few years following 12 December 1531, why would I sustain the miracle of my image today, 459 years later?” (August 14, 1990)


“Now, after 459 years, it is the time for me to begin my journey so all, in the Americas, may see me with their own eyes and know deeply the great love I have for each one of you, my children.  It will have happened to you what had happened to those millions of my children, one by one, so long ago.” (November 10, 1990)   More...

Our Lady of Guadalupe: in Mexico and for the World

1531: Mexico

1991: the World


A Special Photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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A Letter and Report submitted to His Excellency Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Oregon
- June 28, 2014

The Response of Archbishop Sample
- July 3, 2014

A reflection after receiving the Archbishop's letter 
- Aug. 7, 2014

Images of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Aug. 25, 2014

Our letter to Sisters at a Monastery
- Sep. 30, 2014

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Immaculate Conception
- by Fr. Peter Fehlner, F.I.

Letter from Fr. Peter Fehlner
- Nov. 12, 2011

Letter to a Friend regarding the special photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Dec. 12, 2014

The merciful miracle of Guadalupe: Divine Mercy
- Daily Catholic, July 8, 1998. (An article explaining how the Missionary Image of Our Lady began.)

Sonogram taken of Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Image of Divine Mercy

Summary information about the Special Photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Book: The Catholic Faith and Special Revelations

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Our Lady's Explanation of Her Missionary Image

Messages received by locutionist Kenneth Staloch

August 14, 1990

Our Lady: I still want to be carried to my children throughout the land.  I want to travel throughout the length and breadth of the Americas.  My Son's Vicar on earth, Pope Pius XII, proclaimed me Empress of All the Americas and that I have predestined the Americas for a special purpose.  Pope John XXIII proclaimed me as Queen of the Americas.  Pope Benedict (XIV) said of my image, "God and Mary have not performed such a marvelous deed for any other nation."

Once again, Your Lady of Guadalupe must move among all of my children in all of the Americas.  Permit me, through the ever present and operative miracle of my image on Juan Diego's tilma, to bring many millions to my Son Jesus, through me.

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How the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe Began

In 1988, Our Lady revealed to Kenneth Staloch, a locutionist near Seattle, that she desired her original Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to tour the United States and other countries in the Americas.  Ken informed Fr. Walter Winrich, a Maryknoll priest in Mexico, and also with the dedication of Dan Lynch, an attorney in Vermont, the efforts to carry out Our Lady's desire began.  The Mexican Bishops, however, were hesitating as they were worried about the possible damages to the Image and also the expected resentment of the Mexican people for removing the Image from the Basilica in Mexico City.  As an alternative solution, the Mexican Bishops offered to give two exact replicas of the original Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Church in the United States, which Our Lady accepted.  These replica Images were called the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the door for Our Lady's Image visiting all states of the U.S.A. opened. More...

"I am a Guadalupano," new archbishop tells Oregon

Ed Langlois
Of the Catholic Sentinel

(reprinted from April 17, 2013 article)

Archbishop Sample gives Communion during installation Mass.

"I am a Guadalupano," Archbishop says. "Our Lady of Guadalupe speaks to the little ones, to those who find themselves marginalized and poor. She never comes to bishops, or scholars, or rich people, but to those like St. Bernadette and St. Juan Diego. And she didn't come with any grand revelation or message except 'I want a church built here so I can be a mother to my people.'"

In his private chapel in Marquette, he kept an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that has been touched to the original tilma in Mexico City. The image includes a vial of soil from Tepeyac Hill, where Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531.  More...

The Church's Teachings on "the Holy Spirit's hiearchic and charismatic gifts on the Church"

One example of the charismatic gifts:  The Blessed Mother's visit to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858

The Catechism of the Catholic Church #768

So that she (the Church) can fulfill her mission, the Holy Spirit "bestows upon [the Church] varied hierarchic and charismatic gifts, and in this way directs her"(LG 4). More...

The Miracles of Our Lady of Guadalupe continue in our times

Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531 Her photograph of August 15, 1991

Our Lady of Guadalupe wishes the salvation of the world

The miracles of Our Lady of Guadalupe continue in our times

St. Catherine Labouré and the Miraculous Medal - by Rev. Robert J. Billett, C.M.F.

The night of July 18, 1830 was a night that changed the world. It was the night that the Blessed Virgin Mary ushered in the modern Marian era. It had been almost 300 years since the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531. This night in 1830 Our Lady's apparition began a series of Marian apparitions, manifestations and ecclesial events that were to succeed one another down to our own day. We can very well see why Pope Paul VI declared, "Our era may well be called the Marian era." (The Great Sign, #6, p. 11; May 13, 1967) More...

The Victorious Queen of the World


The messages in this chapter are similar in many instances to the messages of La Salette, Fatima, and other modern messages and warnings.  The essence of these messages can be summarized thus:  we are living at the end times, but not at the end of the world.  At this time God will enter into history through signs, miracles and catastrophes, which will make the reality of God and His truth self-evident for all souls and force men to choose between God and His adversary Satan.  More...

Eucharistic Miracle in Naju - YouTube

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The Holy Mass is your life

The rational man needs the Mass to pay Almighty God the debt of homage and adoration he owes Him.  The grateful man needs the Mass to pay his debt of thanksgiving.  The sinful man, and who among us is without sin, needs the mass to propitiate God's justice and to pay his debt`of satisfaction. More...

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Oath Against Modernism

Given by His Holiness St. Pius X September 1, 1910. 

To be sworn to by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries.

I . . . . firmly embrace and accept each and every definition that has been set forth and declared by the unerring teaching authority of the Church, especially those principal truths which are directly opposed to the errors of this day. More...

The Condemnation of Modernism

by Cardinal Mercier



On July 3rd, 1907, the Holy Father prepared a list of errors which, later, were grouped together under the name of Modernism, and condemned.

On the 8th of September following he addressed to the Catholic world an Encyclical of incomparable fulness, vigour, and clearness, in which he sets forth his reasons for condemning Modernism.  More...

For the Restoration of Doctrinal and Liturgical Discipline in the Catholic Church

Laymen's Reflections, Resolutions, and Petitions to All the Shepherds in the Church

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The Eucharistic Miracle in Naju on Sep. 22, 1995, with sworn testimony of Bishop Roman Danylak

Bishop Roman Danylak and Fr. Joseph Finn from Canada witness a Eucharistic miracle in Julia Kim's mouth. The Eucharist turned into live Flesh and Blood in the shape of a small heart during an outdoor Mass in Naju, Korea, on September 22, 1995.

Click to read Our Lord's message, Bishop Danylak's testimony, and Fr. Finn's commentary

The Age of the Holy Spirit is Also the Age of Private Revelations

Pastoral Letter by His Excellency Paul Tchang-Ryeol Kim, Bishop of the Cheju Diocese, Korea
Easter Sunday 1999

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His Excellency Paul Tchang-Ryeol Kim, Bishop of the Cheju Diocese in Korea visited Naju on June 12, 1997 and witnessed a miraculous descent of the Holy Eucharist in the Chapel. In the above photograph, His Excellency holds the Eucharist in his hands to bless the faithful in the chapel.

The Messages in Naju in Light of Church Teachings

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April 27, 2014


St. John Paul II's Comments on Naju


  • The Holy Father sent his private secretary: Msgr. Vincent Thu to Naju in September 1995 and sent the following message for Julia Kim: "I have a profound respect for the Blessed Mother of Naju and a sincere consolation for Mrs. Julia Kim."
  • To the Korean Bishops during their ad limina visit to the Holy See in 1996: "Share the wonderful grace in Naju with others in Asia."
  • To Bishop William McNaughton from the Inchon Diocese in Korea during the ad limina visit in March 2001: "I also saw the change in the Eucharist in Julia's mouth."  More...

Yesterday and Today of Naju

Sworn Testimony by Benedict Sang M. Lee

During the Korean Bishops' ad limina visit to the Vatican in 1991, Archbishop Victorinus Gong-Hee Youn of Gwangju reported to Pope John Paul II, "In my diocese, a statue of the Blessed Mother shed tears." In response, the Holy Father said, "In such matters, it is important to observe the fruits." Then, on October 31, 1995, one year before the Korean Bishops' next ad limina visit in 1996, the Holy Father witnessed the Eucharistic miracle through Julia in the Vatican chapel on October 31, 1995. The Holy Father also received much information about Naju through Archbishop Giovanni Bulaitis, the Apostolic Nuncio who had visited Naju on November 24, 1994. To the Korean Bishops in 1996, the Holy Father said: "Share the wonderful grace in Naju with other countries in Asia". We have also been informed that the Holy Father was looking at the photographs of the Blessed Mother shedding tears and tears of blood in Naju without stopping for about 40 minutes, with his hands slightly raised as he would during the prayers of the Mass.  More...

To remedy the numerous errors against Naju

With regard to the miracles and messages received by Mrs. Julia Kim in Naju, Korea, there seem to be three categories of responses: (1) There are those who are well aware of what really is going in the Church concerning Naju and stand firm in obeying God instead of obeying men (cf. Acts 5:29). They do not fear the eyes or criticisms of others in visiting Naju, attending the prayer meetings there, or spreading the information about Naju; (2) There are many others who accept the truthfulness of Naju but are hesitant to join the pilgrims, saying that they will quietly continue waiting for the official approval of Naju; (3) There also are those who are badly shaken by hearing some negative rumors about Naju and become seriously doubtful or turn against Naju. Most such rumors have been spread by the liberal priests in Gwangju and they seem to have reached even some of the high officials in the Vatican through the opposing clergy's written reports, DVD, and visits.... More...

Naju and the Third Secret of Fatima

A reflection by Ms. Judy Navarrete

Twin Pillars of Victory: St. John Bosco's dream

St. John Bosco explains his dream: "The enemy ships are persecutions. The most serious trials for the Church are near at hand...Her enemies are represented by the ships that tried to sink the ship if they could. Only two means are left to save her amidst so much confusion: DEVOTION TO MARY MOST HOLY and FREQUENT COMMUNION, making use of every means and doing our best to practice them and having them practiced everywhere and by everybody."

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Our Lady of Grace

This image of Our Lady of Grace is painted on the front wall and ceiling behind the altar in the church at San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, where St. Pio of Pietrelcina lived.  In this image, the Baby Jesus is trying to give us, also children of His Mother in the order of grace, His Mother's milk, which represents grace. More...

Infant Jesus of Prague

While countless statues of the Christ Child are venerated only during the Christmas season, the statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague enjoys recognition throughout the year and experiences a worldwide reputation. More...

Our Mother of Perpetual Help

The sacred picture of "Our Mother of Perpetual Help" is fittingly venerated in the church named after the Marian Doctor of the church St. Alphonsus Liguori....

The story of this Icon is one of the most unusual and involved stories of the many Marian shrines and miraculous images throughout the world.  The painting originally came from the island of Crete where it had been venerated for a number of years.  More...


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