He explained his situation and promised to return after he found his uncle a priest.She looked at him and asked "No estoy yo aqui que soy tu madre? ) She promised him his uncle would be cured and asked him to climb to the hill and collect the flowers growing there.He obeyed and found many flowers blooming in December on the rocky land.He filled his tilma (cloak) with flowers and returned to Mary.Juan Diego went straight to Tepeyac and, once again, encountered the Virgin Mary.
She wanted them to build a chapel in her honor there on Tepeyac Hill, which was the site of a former pagan temple.
He was determined to get there quickly and didn't want to face the Virgin Mary with shame for missing the previous day's meeting.
But the Virgin Mary intercepted him and asked what was wrong.
Juan Diego was very committed to his new life and would walk long distances to receive religious instruction at the Franciscan mission station at Tlatelolco.
On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego was in a hurry to make it to Mass and celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.