Today, December 12th, Catholics all over the world celebrate the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe. The words she speaks so tenderly to Juan Diego in the title of this blog, comfort my heart this morning.
In the midst of so much darkness, our Lady appeared to a poor Indian, Juan Diego, at a time in 1531, when human sacrifice among the Aztecs was a daily common practice. This is a sad reminder that we have not yet heeded Her words, as abortion continues to rob us of the lives of our children across the world.
Mary to Juan Diego: “My dearest son, I am the eternal Virgin Mary, Mother of the true God, Author of Life, Creator of all and Lord of the Heavens and of the Earth…and it is my desire that a church be built here in this place for me, where, as your most merciful Mother and that of all your people, I may show my loving clemency and the compassion that I bear to the Indians, and to those who love and seek me…” (from an ancient chronicle). I would like to share “Song to Our Lady of Guadalupe” I was inspired to record on my CD, “Overhadow Me.”