Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Days of Virgin Mary: Our Lady of Guadalupe

 Virgin of Guadalupe
La Promesa Shrine
Midland, Texas

Prayer to the Virgin of Guadalupe
Virgin of Guadalupe,
Mother of the Americas…
grant to our home the grace
of loving and respecting life in its beginnings,
with the same love which you conceived in
your womb the life of the son of God.

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Fair Love,
protect our families, so that they may always
be united,
and bless the upbringing of our children.
We beg you grant us a great love
for all the holy Sacraments,
which are, as it were, the signs
that your Son left us on earth.

Thus, Most Holy Mother,
with the peace of God in our conscience,
with our hearts free from evil and hatred,
we will be able to bring to all
true joy and true peace,
which come to us from your son, our Lord
Jesus Christ,
who with God the Father and the Holy Spirit,
lives and reigns for ever and ever. 
John Paul II
Pope and Pastor

Behold other lovely images of Our Holy Mother at Recuerda Mi Corazon.


Paula Scott said...

Pope John Paul II has written quite a few prayers to our Mother-reaffirming the significance of her presence in our world. I've enjoyed being a part of this journey with you-thank you!

Norma Ruttan said...

I had not realized that fact until we started on this 12 day journey. I also say a prayer for vocations daily that was written by the Holy Father.

Gloria said...

Hi Norma. Thank you for all your beautiful Marys. I have enjoyed this 12 day journey. Beautiful prayer. Thank you.

Carol L McKenna said...

Nonnie ~ I have step grand children that call me Nonnie ~ I feel connected to you by "Our Lady' and have been so glad to share this 12 day Journey with you and 'Our Lady' ~ sending you lots of hugs and blessings ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

judie said...

I am happy to have been on this journey with you. xo

Priti.Lisa said...

Beautiful images.
Beautiful Prayer.
With peace in our conscience,
let us all live together.

Lenora said...

Guadalupe for me always shines with strength, imposing yet soft, gentle yet firm our lady.. i have so enjoyed this pilgrimage, many thanks to you..

redondowriter said...

Norma, thanks for your photos of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Pope John's prayer. What a wonderful way to say see you next year.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thank you for being part of this 12-day journey through holy sites and sights! May blessings abound in your life not only as this year draws to a close, but far, far beyond!

Meri said...

Blessings to you and your family. I'm so happy we could take this beautiful journey of Mary together.

Lea said...

Dear Norma, thank you for these beautiful photos and this prayer. My favorite line of the prayer is Mother of the Americas... this just is precious to me. Thank you for sharing these days. I love your altar. I can tell that it holds a special place in your home and heart.

Norma Ruttan said...

My nickname Nonnie came from a beloved aunt and uncle when I was young. The whole of it was Nonnie Belle. Until I became a grandmother, Nonnie was my only nickname. The grammy name is Nomie, given to me by a granddaughter. (by one son's marriage)

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, MMT!

Norma Ruttan said...

Dear Participants of the 12 Days of Virgin Mary,
I wish that I had a less limited vocabulary for expressing how much I loved and appreciated the journey with each of you.

Norma Ruttan said...

I find that having my altar near my kitchen table, I can appreciate the visuals more.
I visited your site. Wondrous is your labyrinth design! From what I've been told, I think that I could profit from walking one.

Annie said...

A fitting ending to a beautiful 12 days. So glad to have shared it with you.

peggy gatto said...

Ah, here is another 12 days of joy, thank you so much!

rebecca said...

dear sweet nonnie,

i am so happy we have met. you have a kind heart and a deep love for mary. your love pours generously out to those around you, i am blessed to have been one of those fortunate ones.

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you for such kind words! I feel blessed to have discovered you and your site. thank you for hosting such a wonderful 12 days.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I'm pleased to have been on this journey with you Norma and I thank you for sharing your love,faith and devotion.
Wishing you joy on your journey!

Anonymous said...

I have so enjoyed these Mornings With Mary. Thank you for your part in that. I hope to take part next year, too. Happy Christmas! xx

rebecca said...

dear nonnie,
are you missing the 12 days of mary as i am?
something beautiful happened when i has sitting at the feet of mary as the sun rose. from that a new meme was born at recuerda mi corazon. mornings with mary, each monday i am beginning my week honoring mary with a simple photograph, i hope you will join me in all this mary love.