Today is the beautiful Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In 1531, Our Lady appeared in Mexico to a poor Indian, Juan Diego, at a time when human sacrifice was commonplace.
The following is an excerpt from a website with interesting background information and many images to download: www.sancta.org
“After complying to the Bishop’s request for a sign, She also left for us an image of herself imprinted miraculously on the native’s tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 478 years later and still defies all scientific explanations of its origin.”
Saint John Paul II named Our Lady of Guadalupe the patron saint of the unborn.
To read more about Our Lady of Guadalupe:
There are many ways to celebrate this feast. We usually celebrate by having fajitas and tacos. Although our kids are now adults, in past years, we celebrated by allowing them (youngest to oldest) to break open a pinata.
Happy Feast Day!
I’m joining Rosary on the Coasts and Borders today. I know some Americans prayed when we did it in Poland so I’m praying now with the US.
Me too! And thank you so much for mentioning it, Joela!! https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/rosary-on-the-borders-coming-to-america-on-december-12
Happy Feast Day, Ellen! I, too, will be praying my Rosary with other Catholics across the U.S. to protect our nation from ‘Islamic jihad’ and ‘abortion. God bless you!
Whoops! Reading this a day late. I’m onto St. Lucy’s feast day already! 🙂