Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Don Marco at Vultus Christi has some beautiful thoughts on the Patroness of the Americas, whose feast we celebrate today. For anyone interested in the traditions of the sacred liturgy and true spirituality, I highly recommend Don Marco's site. There is food for thought and meditation there everyday. Share

4 comments:

Georgette said...

Lovely pic you have there of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This evening I dug out my copy of the old September 2001 issue of Soul Magazine (by the Blue Army) because I remember that really cool article about Our Lady and Islam. Have you ever seen it? The call for conversion for the Muslims from both Fatima and Guadalupe is remarkable, and the connection to the Rosary as the means of doing that -- very powerful. I found the article online.
http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/olislam.htm

The thing that really gives me goosebumps is that this came out in the September 2001 issue; just in time for all the 9/11 events. Heavenly timing, I'd say!

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks for the link, Georgette! Yes, it is amazing how all of these things are connected with Our Lady and her apparitions.

Elisa said...

I attended freshman year at a Catholic high school outside of Chicago. We had students of Hispanic heritage in our high school and this special day was recognized at the school Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It was wonderful!
I had to change high schools after the school year ended since my dad received a job tranfer. This post brought back this memory as I read it--thank you!

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, Elisa, it is beautiful to see the devotion of our Hispanic brethren. Our Lady of Guadalupe is also patroness of the Philippines, and her image was carried on board the flgship of Don Juan of Austria at the battle of Lepanto at the defeat of the Ottoman fleet.

Georgette, I meant to mention that I borrowed the picture from Don Marco the Vultus Christi site.