Our Lady of Coromoto

replica of the image of the Virgin of Coromoto; date and artist unknown; parish church of Guatire, Estado Miranda. Venezuela; photographed on 15 December 2011 by RASECZENITRAM; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Nuestra Señora de Coromoto
  • Virgin of Coromoto
  • Virgen de Coromoto





Commemorates the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Coromoto, leader of the indigenous people in the forests near Guanare, Venezuela. Our Lady told the chief and his wife to go to the Catholic missionaries in the city, learn the faith, and receive Baptism; Coromoto shot an arrow at her, she vanished, and left behind a piece of paper with her portrait. The entire tribe, except for Coromoto himself, converted to Christianity; he was afraid of losing his standing in the tribe. Tradition says that he fled from the Baptism ceremony into the forest where he was bitten by a poisonous snake; this could be allegorical.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Our Lady of Coromoto“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 September 2015. Web. 22 October 2016. <>