Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12, 2014



Below you will find a short reflection for today, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We encourage you to share this reflection by forwarding this email to others who you think might appreciate it.


Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Zechariah 2:14-17 or Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab | Luke 1:26-38 or 1:39-47


Virgen de Guadalupe By Rev. Ray East

A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars (Rev 12:1)

We Advent peacemakers cannot overestimate the importance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to those who are poor, oppressed, or imprisoned. From the family without papers in Alabama to the landless campesinos in Chiapas to the former gang member in an overcrowded California prison, we all seek protection under her tilma or mantle. Of the Lectionary options, I suggest the reading from Revelation, 11:19-12:10. John the Evangelist's description of the sun-clothed, star-crowned mother is miraculously mirrored in the image on Juan Diego's yucca tilma...


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In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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