Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Novice Sister Maria Guadalupe reflects on poetic lines from the Guadalupe Account on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During this Season of Advent, our entire Community prays and waits with young women discerning in joyful hope their vocation from God. To learn more about our retreats and other discernment options, click here. For helpful discernment resources, click here.
“FOR TRULY I MYSELF, I AM YOUR COMPASSIONATE MOTHER, YOURS, FOR YOU YOURSELF, FOR EVERYBODY HERE IN THE LAND, FOR EACH AND ALL TOGETHER, FOR ALL OTHERS,TOO, FOR ALL FOLK OF EVERY KIND, WHO DO BUT CHERISH ME, WHO DO BUT RAISE THEIR VOICES TO ME, WHO DO BUT SEEK ME, WHO DO BUT RAISE THEIR TRUST TO ME.
FOR HERE I SHALL LISTEN TO THEIR GROANINGS, TO THEIR SADDENINGS; HERE SHALL I MAKE WELL AND HEAL UP THEIR EACH AND EVERY KIND OF DISAPPOINTMENT, OF EXHAUSTING PANGS, OF BITTER ACHING PAIN.”
“Our Lady of Guadalupe comes to Juan Diego and the atmosphere is filled with holiness. The birds feel her fragrant presence. She blesses the roses with sweet love. All is joy when she is near, all is peace and well-being. She is the mother of the True God for whom we live and the mother of all humankind. In her womb she carries Beauty and Love. Her personhood brings out the best of both worlds. She is all peace, all joy, and all happiness. She carries us with motherly love to her beloved Son.”