Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Our Lady Of Guadalupe (Feast Dec 12)

In 1999 Pope John Paul II entrusted the cause of life to her loving protection, and placed under her motherly care the innocent lives of children, especially those who are in danger of not being born.

The Blessed Virgin Mary, by her title, Our Lady of Guadalupe, is the Patroness of Mexico and the Americas. On December 9, 1531, Our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego, an Indian Christian, whom she sent to the bishop with the request to build a Church in her honor on the hill where she appeared. The bishop asked Juan Diego for a sign to prove that the Virgin had appeared to him. Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego again on December 12 and promised that his uncle would be healed. She directed Juan Diego to gather a bouquet of roses that miraculously appeared on a bush nearby (roses do not bloom at this time of the year) to present to the bishop. Juan Diego gathered the roses in his tilma (cloak). When he opened his tilma before the bishop, the roses felt to the floor, and the bishop was amazed to see the miraculous image of the Mother of God imprinted on the cloak. The image persuaded the bishop to believe what Juan Diego

had told him, and the Church was built.
This image, which almost immediately inspired the conversion to Christianity of many thousands of Indians, may still be seen in the Cathedral in Mexico City.Scientists study of the Tilma of Our Lady given to Juan Diego:
This is quite a change from the human sacrifice of the ancient Aztec Indians who converted to Christianity.
Estimates suggest 20,000 people a year were sacrificed by the Aztec royalty.
Source: home.comcast.net/~burokerl/aztecs_human_sacrifices.htm
I hope this would get people to ask themselves about the human sacrifice of our 'civilized' society.It is called abortion.


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