Eternally in My Heart

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Loving Lupita: Virgin of Guadalupe

La Promesa holy card

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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8 comments:

Meri said...

Interesting homily -- so, other than both being Mexican in origin, what's the connection between the two mentioned?

rebecca said...

dear nonnie, the virgin of guadalupe is the patron saint of all of mexico. i love her appearance to juan diego. he was so moved by her that he spent the rest of his life perched outside the basilica speaking to anyone who would listen of her love and light!
xo

redondowriter said...

I appreciate reading the Pope's words about Juan Diego--and the two photos that you shared. What a journey we've been on, haven't we?

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Can you imagine the self doubt that we would have had we experienced the visions he did? It takes courage.

Norma Ruttan said...

Yes, I can, Paula, especially when one is not especially learned in the ways of those like priests and sisters.

Norma Ruttan said...

Each time Rebecca hosts this I learn more about our Blessed Mother and enjoy the art people do.

Norma Ruttan said...

I did not know about his spending time outside the basilica. for sure, getting the story from the source would be wonderful.

Norma Ruttan said...

Meri, here is a site telling his story- http://www.queenoftheamericasguild.org/BriefHistoryNew.html