A Virgin of Guadalupe shrine is installed at La Quebrada, a 148-foot-high cliff on the shores of the Pacific in Acapulco.
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Pope Francis pointed out that it was the Blessed Virgin Mary who encouraged St. Juan Diego to persevere in this moment of trial.
According to the local press, the pilgrims were an hour and a half from their destination in a trip that takes more than four hours.
The art was created by Georgina Farías Nicolópulos, a sculptor from Mexico City, where Tepeyac Hill is located.
Mary’s life on earth provides an example for all Catholics, Archbishop Gomez said, pointing to Our Lady’s visit with her relative, St. Elizabeth, while they were both pregnant.
The Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to St. Juan Diego on the Hill of Tepeyac in Mexico City in 1531, during a time of conflict between the Spanish and the indigenous peoples.
The story of Guadalupe is an icon for our moment when mainstream women’s health care proclaims — with callousness and absurdity — that elective abortion is essential health care.
Papal comments and history shed light on the beloved Marian title.
In these four days between the feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec. 8-12), we honor Mary as a prophetic warrior who gave us her Son to crush the murderous serpent