As we anticipate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity share a cherished image of a young Juan Diego painted for Sister Mary Ann Spanjers in gratitude for her ministry at Universidod M. Champagnat, Lima, Peru.
Juan Diego was a native of Mexico. In 2002, St. John Paul II canonized him as the first Roman Catholic indigenous saint from the Americas.He was granted an apparition of the Virgin Mary on four separate occasions in December 1531 at the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico City. Our own Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is dedicated to the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
We remember your intentions as we anticipate our pilgrimage on December 12, 2018, to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Des Plaines, Illinois. Say hello if you see us there. “Día bendito y viajes seguros.”