Skip to comments.Remembering Our Lady of Guadalupe
Posted on 12/12/2009 9:13:32 AM PST by mlizzy
This is indeed a difficult blog to write. Not only because my favorite book on the subject went missing, but I believe, if I write this story just right, millions of souls will convert to Christ ...
"That's fantasy!" you may say, and yet that is EXACTLY what happened when Our Lady of Guadalupe first appeared. It happened in Mexico in December of 1531. Many Catholics have heard the story of how Mary suddenly appeared to the poor peasant Juan Diego on his way to daily Mass. Juan had already converted to Catholicism, and yet Her appearance, Her promise of protection for his people, and Her plea to go to the bishop and ask a Church be built on this spot, certainly seemed utterly fantastic to him. It must have seemed utterly fantastic to Bishop Juan de Zamorraga too, for he asked Diego to go back to Her and ask for a sign.
And what a sign it was! Originally Juan thought that sign was a bouquet of roses (which could not have bloomed in that winter climate) that Our Lady presented Juan with. Yet as beautiful as they were, the roses were a minor miracle compared to what happened next, when Juan opened his cloak (which was protecting the flowers) to the bishop.
For as Juan handed Zamorraga the flowers, the stunned bishop saw that Juan's cloak was now covered with a miraculous image of the Virgin. While St. Thomas Aquinas correctly called the Holy Eucharist "the perfect art, for it is exactly what it represents," this image of the Virgin could be a close second. For this image of Mary (appearing as a pregnant native woman) is far more than meets the eye. It is a miracle ...
(Excerpt) Read more at fightingirishthomas.net ...
Let’s start the new year right and CHRISTmas right and give CHRIST the proper credit and the center of our attention. Mary is just another sinner and does not supercede Christ. I don’t know how much clearer the Bible can be on CHRIST! Stop aiding Satan and being distracted by Mary.
 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
It is the HOLY SPIRIT that intercedes or Christians;
 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Stop giving Satan standing through paying homage to Mary.
My wife is from Mexico — even through we are not Catholic, we are getting flowers for our statue of Our Lady today.
I was at the Basilica in Mexico City the week that the Pope John Paul canonized Juan Diego. That was interesting and historic, as you can imagine.
Ah, another Mary-basher, I see.
God chose Mary to bear His Only Begotten Son, but to you she is just some chick.
You post shows that you, like all Mary-bashers, don’t understand the relationship of Mary to the Church.
"For Moses said: Honor thy father and thy mother; and He that shall curse father or mother, dying let him die." Mark 7:10
"And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" Luke 1:42-43
"Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed." Luke 1:48
It is the HOLY SPIRIT that intercedes or(sic) Christians;
"I desire therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men:" 1 Timothy 2:1
I'll intercede on your behalf and pray that ignorance will be a mitigating factor in your particular judgment.
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You really need to read up on Our Lady of Guadalupe. Are you aware that Christ is in the picture/famous image on the tilma of St. Juan Diego.
The natives of Mexico at that time recognized that. There were countless conversions to Catholicism because of it. And those conversions still are occurring today.
I may have those pics — I’ll look around (I think I was digital by that time LOL)
"Never apologize for the Blessed Virgin Mary!"
From The words of GK Chesterton...
When I was a boy a more Puritan generation objected to a statue upon my parish church representing the Virgin and Child. After much controversy, they compromised by taking away the Child. One would think that this was even more corrupted with Mariolatry, unless the mother was counted less dangerous when deprived of a sort of weapon. But the practical difficulty is also a parable. You cannot chip away the statue of a mother from all round that of a new-born child. You can not suspend the new-born child in mid-air; indeed you cannot really have a statue of a new-born child at all. Similarly, you cannot suspend the idea of a new-born child in the void or think of him without thinking of his mother. You cannot visit the child without visiting the mother; you cannot in common human life approach the child except through the mother. If we are to think of Christ in this aspect at all, the other idea follows as it is followed in history. We must either leave Christ out of Christmas, or Christmas out of Christ, or we must admit, if only as we admit it in an old picture, that those holy heads are too near together for the haloes not to mingle and cross. The Everlasting Man, by G.K. Chesterton
Let's start this new conversation right and bear in mind that Christmas was when the one who called himself the TRUTH was born; and let's give the TRUTH the proper credit and make the TRUTH the center of our attention.
And one way to do that might be to know and understand Catholic teaching BEFORE attacking it. It's perfectly understandable for someone who claims to love Jesus to question and debate our beliefs once he has taken the trouble to find out what we truly believe. It is self-contradictory to claim to love the truth and then to assume falsehoods about our teaching.
Remember when The-Heathen-Hillary asked: “Who painted it?”?
As Hillary said a few months ago, “That’s a beautiful picture...who painted it?”
“All the saints loved her and admired her. All great priests, popes, and bishops admired her.”
Pity that the Apostles don’t mention her much besides the birth story...and not at all after Acts 1...