Advent Reflection: The Feast of St. Juan Diego

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Juan Diego!

I love St. Juan Diego: humble, obedient, willing… and he got the job done, even after a little detour which Our Lady lovingly stopped.

Today, you can make Our Lady of Guadalupe’s consoling words of personal love to St. Juan Diego your own:

“Listen, and let it penetrate your heart, my dear little son:

do not be troubled or weighed down with grief.

Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain.

Am I not here who am your Mother?

Are you not under my shadow and protection?

Am I not your fountain of life?

Are you not in the folds of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms?

Is there anything else you need?”

She again paused, gazed sympathetically upon him, and continued:

“Do not let this illness of your uncle worry you,

because he is not going to die of his sickness.

At this very moment he is cured.”

(December 12, 1531)

On December 12, we will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Tune into Prepare The Way on CTSA (Channel 15 – Time Warner Cable) to watch Martha discuss the apparitions and the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe with expert Monseñor Eduardo Chávez, Co-Postulator for the Canonization of St. Juan Diego. The half-hour Spanish show airs this Sunday, December 12 from 4:30 pm- 5:00 pm. A 15-minute English interview will air some time this weekend and next week on CTSA: for dates and airtimes, call us at 210-734-1990. 

Watch Martha’s regular broadcast on Mondays (11:30 am), Fridays (9:30 pm), and Saturdays (2:00 pm): Bishop Oscar Cantú, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, and Fr. George Montague are her Advent and Christmas Season guests. Visit our website for videos on demand: www.archsa.org/evangelization.

For more information on the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe visit:
www.virgendeguadalupe.org.mx and www.sancta.org. For a fine book on “Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love”, visit www.guadalupebook.com (authors: Msgr. Eduardo Chávez and Carl Anderson)

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