For this Franciscan Moment Podcast episode Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Elena Gonzales interviews Novice Sister Maria Guadalupe Martinez Lopez on Our Lady of Guadalupe. Both Sisters are blessed to have made a pilgrimage to the Basilica de Sante Maria de Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico.
The Virgin Mary’s words to Juan Diego translated from Nahauti (AZTEC LANGUAGE) to English by Monks of Guadalupe, Lafayette, Oregon.
DO BE ASSURED OF IT IN YOUR HEART,
MY LITTLEST ONE,
THAT NOTHING AT ALL SHOULD TROUBLE YOU,
NOR IN ANY WAY DISTURB
YOUR COUNTENANCE, YOUR HEART
AND DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THIS PESTILENCE,
NOR OF ANY OTHER PESTILENCE
OR ANY RASPING HARDSHIP.
FOR I AM HERE,
I, YOUR MOTHER?…
IS IT NOT I THAT AM
YOUR SOURCE OF CONTENTMENT?
ARE YOU CRADLED IN MY MANTLE?
CUDDLED IN THE CROSSING OF MY ARMS?
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE FOR YOU TO NEED?
O God, You have been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favors by having placed us under the special protection of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Grant us, your humble servants, who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth, the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen