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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter

Friday, December 12, 2008

A Blessed Feast of Our Lady Of Guadalupe to You

"Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."
— Our Lady to Juan Diego

Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This apparition in Mexico brought about the conversion of millions of people in Mexico. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas. She is the Patroness of the Unborn.

Personally, I am very devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe. I take great comfort in the motherly reassurance she gave St. Juan Diego. As a mother, I know the protective mother's embrace I offer my own children. Knowing that the Mother of God seeks to do the same for me is a source of great consolation.

Take a look at the Catholic Culture web site linked above for some ideas on how to celebrate this beautiful feast.

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