Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

by Kevin Birnbaum

Our_Lady_of_GuadalupeToday is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. I’ve never had a particularly strong devotion to any of the various Marian apparitions (Lourdes, Fatima, etc.), but I love this image, which is said to have miraculously appeared on the tilma, or cape, of St. Juan Diego after Mary appeared to him in Mexico in 1531. And I love that Our Lady of Guadalupe is depicted as pregnant, which ties in nicely to my post from yesterday.