Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

“Am I not here, I, who am your mother” Nican Mopohua,

Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Mother of God,
the Mother of the One for whom one lives, as she is called in the Nican Mopohua,
Queen of Peace,
Patroness of the Unborn,
Patroness of Mexico,
Patroness of the Americas
Mother of the Civilization of Love

From the 16th century to our days, 25 popes of the Church have honored Our Lady of Guadalupe.

BENEDICT XVI – When the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to the native Indian Saint Juan Diego, she spoke these important words to him: “Am I not your mother? Are you not under my shadow and my gaze? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not sheltered underneath my mantle, under the embrace of my arms?” (Nican Mopohua, nos. 118–119), Shrine of Aparecida, Brazil, 13 May 2007

“May Our Lady of Guadalupe be your model and guide” Recitation of the Regina, Brazil, May 13, 2007

JOHN PAUL II – “With deep joy I have come on pilgrimage to this Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Marian heart of Mexico and of America, to proclaim the holiness of Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, the simple, humble Indian who contemplated the sweet and serene face of Our Lady of Tepeyac.” Homily for the Canonization of Juan Diego – Basilica of Guadalupe, Mexico, July 31, 2002

Our Lady, the Mother of God, venerated in the Basilica of Guadalupe and today we want to entrust her with the future path of the Church on the great continent of America. Homily in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City, December 12, 1997

Paul VI – 75th Anniversary of the Pontifical Crowning of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Rome, December 18, 1969

Pope Pius XII – “We are certain that as long as Our Lady of Guadalupe is recognized as Queen and as Mother, the Americas and Mexico will be safe.”

Pope Leo XIII – ratifies the concession of the Mass and Divine Office for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (1891) and grants the Canonical Crowning of Our Lady of Guadalupe (1894).