Friday, December 12, 2008

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Last month, my hubby and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary- Yeah! :) It was a wonderful day remembering to be very thankful for our Catholic Faith, our marriage, our love, our children...everything that makes our marriage so strong. We decided on (finally!) getting a new statue of the Blessed Mother. There were so many to choose from till I saw her... Our Lady of Guadalupe! She exudes such peace, such tender love. The kids love to look at her radiant colors with such awe. Even they know the special love our Lord has for her and that she draws us ever closer to her Son, Jesus. Now she has taken her spot on our mantle to be the constant reminder...

“Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish.

Am I not here, who is your Mother?

Are you not under my protection?

Am I not your health?

Are you not happily within my fold?

What else do you wish?

Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."

What powerful comforting words she spoke to Juan Diego!

Check out this picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the right...I have never seen one like this before! It is amazing- so beautiful. Here is the woman clothed with the sun, protecting the children of the world from the attacks of the nasty beast. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe :

Holy Mary, who under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe are invoked as Mother by the men and women of Mexico and of Latin America, encouraged by the love that you inspire in us, we once again place our life in your motherly hands.
May you, who are present in these Vatican Gardens, hold sway in the hearts of all the mothers of the world and in our own heart. With great hope, we turn to you and trust in you.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us.
His Holiness Benedict XVIPrayer before the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Vatican gardens. May 11, 2005.
God bless,

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