Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 12
What is so special about December the 12th?
It is the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the Hill of Tepeyac, Mexico, in 1531. Did you know that our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the Americas? Pope St. John Paul II declared this officially in 2002, on the occasion of the canonization of St. Juan Diego. From Alaska to the Tierra del Fuego, Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Queen and Mother of all Americans.
Juan Diego is the humble Indian Aztec to whom the Mother of God appeared and on whose “tilma” (cloak) she imprinted her image. The story of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a beautiful one. The children of our school will re-enact it for everyone at the mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 8:30 AM, on Thursday, December the 12th. Although this is not a day of obligation, it is a prayerful way to honor the Mother of God.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!