Day: December 12, 2023

December 12, 2023 Reflection – Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe   December 12, 2023 Our Lady of Guadalupe Dear Family of Mary! This day we honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, who appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531 in Mexico. She worked an incredible miracle through Juan Diego, who was a simple peasant. She revealed herself to Bishop Juan de Zummaraga, on Juan Diego’s tilma, and the bishop was overcome with amazement and was converted to her presence immediately. Consequently, nine million Mexicans were converted and baptized. And the tilma is miraculously preserved to this day! Here are some of Our Lady’s words to Juan Diego. They are so motherly, just as her words are to us in our day in Medjugorje: “Know for certain, littlest of my sons, that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God through Whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near and far, the Master of heaven and earth. I wish and intensely desire that in this place my sanctuary be erected. Here I will demonstrate and exhibit and give all my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to the people. “I am your merciful Mother. The merciful Mother of all of you who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me. Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow, and will remedy, and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities and misfortunes. “Listen, put it into your heart, my youngest and dearest son, that the thing that frightens you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing: do not let it disturb you, Am I not here, I who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need something more? Let nothing else worry you or disturb you…” Now listen to Our Lady’s words to the visionaries in 1984: “I hold all of you in my arms. You are mine. I need your prayers so that you may be mine. I desire to be all yours and for you to be all mine. I receive all your prayers. I receive them with joy.” (February 23, 1984) “Pray and fast! I desire to be with you always. I desire to stay in your hearts always and for you to stay in mine.” (February 24, 1984) “Know that I love all of you. Know that you are all mine. To no one do I desire to give more than to you. Come to me all of you. Stay with me. I want to be your Mother. Come, I desire all of you.” (February 25, 1984) “Pray and fast! Know that I love you. I hold all of you on my knees.” (February 26, 1984) “Do not be tired. I desire to be with you.” (February 27, 1984) Certainly we have the same Mother with us in these days, helping us to find our way to heaven, where we will be her children forever! In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2023