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I receive "Saint of the Day" from Franciscan Media.
Today's featured saint is St. Juan Diego.
Here is then-Pope John Paul's homily on the day of Juan Diego's canonization
St. John Paul's Homily for the Canonization of Juan Diego
July 31, 2002
“In accepting the Christian message without forgoing his indigenous identity, Juan Diego discovered the profound truth of the new humanity, in which all are called to be children of God. Thus he facilitated the fruit meeting of two worlds and became the catalyst for the new Mexican identity, closely united to Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose mestizo face expresses her spiritual motherhood which embraces all Mexicans. That is why the witness of his life must continue to be the inspiration for the building up of the Mexican nation, encouraging brotherhood among all its children and ever helping to reconcile Mexico with its origins, values and traditions.”
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