Juan Diego was born in 1474 in the calpulli or ward of Tlayacac in Cuauhtitlan, which was established in 1168 by Nahua tribesmen and conquered by the Aztec lord Axayacatl in 1467. He was beatified in April, 1990 by Pope John Paul II and he is now in canonization process. He stands as the model of the layman who, through his virtues, contributes to the catholicism cause. The artistic creation show the fascination and splendor of the well-known Apuan Carrara marble. Our increasing success is based on our experience, on the originality of our models carried out by skillful sculptors, on the quality of the raw materials and our careful handicraft finishing. Cast in bonded Carrara marble, each detail is finished with care by the artisans of our Workshop in Italy. Our products are certified unalterable over time. These sculptures are imported from Italy and regular shipping transport can vary to 2- 6 months for delivery, this does come by ship. If needed for a desired date or faster delivery, please call our customer service for air freight shipping cost for faster delivery toll free at 1-877-675-2634. Statue.com looks forward to your inquires and will be happy to give shipping quotes for air freight.