Our Lady of Guadalupe: Led directly to the largest mass conversion in the history of the world!

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Read the miraculous, true story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Submitted by Bob Stanley

Our Lady of Guadalupe Image: How has the 481-year-old Tilma survived so many years without decay?

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“All the cloths similar to the Tilma that have been placed in the salty and humid environment around the Basilica,” Dr. Orozco explained,“have lasted no more than ten years.”  A painting of the image on cloth which had been protected behind glass was discarded after only eight years, because the colors had faded and the threads had broken so badly.

The Tilma, meanwhile, was displayed unprotected for 116 years, exposed to the heat of tens of thousands of candles and to the harsh, humid and salty air; yet it remains vibrant.

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December 12 is the official commemoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

“When they (Hispanic Catholics) come to Canada or the U.S., they help to restore or save a Christian culture … they must bring and keep their religious identity, and enrich us with their faith.”

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2012 / 04:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The message of Our Lady of Guadalupe promotes a culture of life and is at the center of the New Evangelization of the Americas, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet at a conference in Rome.

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Editor’s note: It appears that Jesus sent his mother to Mexico in the 16th century, in order to shore up the dwindling faith of the 21st century North and South American Catholic Church.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: a revelation wrapped in a mystery inside a miracle.

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…the Lady who brought faith to Mexico was a revelation wrapped in a mystery inside a miracle. But more commonly, She is known as Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Article by Tom O’Toole

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Cesar Chavez was a unique and truly Catholic labor leader

Chávez’s selection of symbols reflected his awareness that while speaking for a largely Mexican Catholic constituency, was also trying to speak to a broader American public.  His “Plan of Delano” reflects a proper ordering of these symbolic allegiances:

We seek, and have, the support of the Church in what we do.  At the head of the Pilgrimage we carry LA VIRGEN DE LA GUADALUPE . . . because she is ours, all  ours, Patroness of the Mexican people

We also carry the Sacred Cross and the Star of  David because we are not sectarians, and because we ask the help and prayers of all religions.

All men are brothers—sons of the same God; that is why we say to all men of   good will, in the words of Pope Leo XIII,

“Everyone’s first duty is to protect the workers from the greed of speculators who use human beings as instruments to provide themselves with money.  It is neither just nor human to oppress men with excessive  work to the point where their minds become enfeebled and their bodies worn out.” 

GOD SHALL NOT ABANDON US.

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L.A. Marian festival: The most palpable manifestation of The Great American Catholic Story of Our Time

Following a lengthy parade through the streets of the city’s east end, Los Angeles’ 80th annual homage to the Morenita de Tepeyac will culminate with the usual mega-Mass in an outdoor football stadium for a crowd traditionally in the range of 30,000 people.

Bolstered by continuing waves of an overwhelmingly-Mexican Hispanic migration said to comprise some 70 percent of the LA church, the SoCal fold has more than doubled in size since 1985 to some 5 million Catholics today, a population roughly equivalent to that of the entire Irish church. Not only is it the nation’s largest ecclesial outpost of our time, but — by a margin of some two million souls — it is the largest diocese in Catholicism’s five-century history on these shores.

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Editor’s note: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 is a Holy Day of Obligation, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Link to Vatican document on the Immaculate Conception

Interesting site on Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Tilma


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