Message from Our Lady of Guadalupe
This week on Dec. 8th we are celebrating the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception and on Dec. 12th the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The two feasts have a great message for us and for the whole world.
1. Mary herself declared to the world saying, “I am the Immaculate Conception” to St. Bernadette. It is not a title but it is her “Identity”. Mary herself was conceived sinless by her mother Saint Anne and born free from original sin. The existence of Mary as the Mother of Christ is in the book of Revelation 12:1-5.
2. From the moment of conception the human life exists: When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken. (Luke 1: 41-45)
Human life is and has always been at the center of the great struggle between good and evil, between light and darkness; between the "culture of life" and the "culture of death". (Leviticus 20,1-5 and 18,21).
In the Americas, five centuries ago, number of persons sacrificed in central Mexico in the fifteenth century to 250,000 per year. How was it stopped?
Our Lady wearing the Aztec black maternity lace around her waist (sash) is a sign of a pregnant woman, a mother who is about to give birth (new life), a sign to the Indians that someone is yet to come. The ends of the bow, in the Aztec word represented the end of a cycle and the starting of a new age. Under the black sash that holds the dress in place, at the very location of the embryo, a flower with four petals (Nahui Ollin) stands out. This brought the 7 million Aztec Mexicans to stop their human sacrifices and to accept the message of our Blessed Mother.
In our days millions of unborn children are killed every year around the globe. May Our Lady of Guadalupe, Protectress of the Unborn, with her message of Love and Compassion, crush the evil again.
With prayers and blessings,