Our Lady of Guadalupe Resources


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This story, and religious significance has inspired a yearly celebration of the Virgin Mary each year on December 12, one of Mexico’s most celebrated feast days, Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe. 

 


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Prayers 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose,
make intercession for the Holy Church,
protect the Sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke thee in their necessities,
and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary,
and Mother of the True God,
obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith,
of sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life,
of burning charity, and the precious gift of final perseverance.

Amen.


Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe #1

O Virgin of Guadalupe,
Mother of the Americas,
grant to our homes the grace of loving
and respecting life in its beginnings,
with the same love with which
you conceived in your womb 
the life of the Son of God.
Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of Fair Love,
protect our families so that 
they may always be united 
and bless the upbringing of our children.

Our hope, look upon us with pity,
teach is to go continually to Jesus,
and if we fall 
help us to rise again and return to Him 
through the confession of our faults 
and our sins in the Sacrament of penance, 
which gives peace to the soul.

We beg you to grant us a great love 
of all the holy Sacraments,
which are, as it were,
the signs that your Son left us on earth.
Thus, Most Holy Mother,
with the peace of God in our consciences,
with our hearts free from evil and hatred,
we will be able to bring to all others 
true joy and peace,
which come to us from your Son, 
our Lord Jesus Christ,
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Amen.


Prayer to our Lady of Guadalupe #2

O our Lady of Guadalupe,
mystical rose,
make intercession for Holy Church,
protect the Sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke thee in their necessities,
and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary
and Mother of the true God,
obtain for us from thy most holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith,
sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life,
burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance.

The following may be added.

Dearest Lady, 
fruitful Mother of Holiness, 
teach me Your ways of gentleness and strength. 
Hear my prayer, 
offered with deep felt confidence to beg this favor...

(State your prayer request here.)

O Mary, 
conceived without sin, 
I come to your throne of grace 
to share the fervent devotion 
of your faithful Mexican children 
who call to Thee under the glorious title "Guadalupe" - 
the Virgin who crushed the serpent.

Queen of Martyrs, 
whose Immaculate Heart was pierced 
by seven swords of grief, 
help me to walk valiantly 
amid the sharp thorns strewn across my path. 
Invoke the Holy Spirit of Wisdom 
to fortify my will to frequent the Sacraments so that, 
thus enlightened and strengthened, 
I may prefer God to all creatures 
and shun every occasion of sin.

Help me, 
as a living branch of the Vine 
that is Jesus Christ, 
to exemplify His divine charity 
always seeking the good of others. 
Queen of Apostles, 
aid me to win souls 
for the Sacred Heart of my Savior. 
Keep my apostolate fearless, 
dynamic, and articulate, 
to proclaim the loving solitude of Our Father in Heaven 
so that the wayward may heed His pleading 
and obtain pardon, 
through the merits of Your Merciful Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.


Quotes 

"Know, know for sure, my dearest, littlest, and youngest son, that I am the perfect and ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the God of truth through Whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near us, the Lord of heaven and earth. I want very much to have a little house built here for me, in which I will show Him, I will exalt Him and make Him manifest. I will give Him to the people in all my personal love, in my compassion, in my help, in my protection: because I am truly your merciful Mother, yours and all the people who live united in this land and of all the other people of different ancestries, my lovers, who love me, those who seek me, those who trust in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their complaints and heal all their sorrows, hardships and sufferings. And to bring about what my compassionate and merciful concern is trying to achieve, you must go to the residence of the Bishop of Mexico and tell him that I sent you here to show him how strongly I wish him to build me a temple here on the plain; you will report to him exactly all you have seen, admired and what you have heard. Know for sure I will appreciate it very much, be grateful and will reward you. And you? You will deserve very much the reward I will give you for your fatigue, the work and trouble that my mission will cause you. Now my dearest son, you have heard my breath, my word; go now and put forth your best effort."
- Our Lady of Guadalupe 

"Listen, put it into your heart, my youngest and dearest son, that the thing that disturbs you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing. Do not let your countenance, your heart be disturbed. Do not fear this sickness of your uncle or any other sickness, nor anything that is sharp or hurtful. Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more? Let nothing else worry you, disturb you. Do not let your uncle's illness worry you, because he will not die now. You may be certain that he is already well."
- Our Lady of Guadalupe 

“Let not your heart be disturbed… Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.”
- Our Lady of Guadalupe 

“Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendour.”
- Saint Padre Pio 

“Let the storm rage and the sky darken – not for that shall we be dismayed. If we trust as we should in Mary, we shall recognize in her, the Virgin Most Powerful ‘who with virginal foot did crush the head of the serpent’.”
-Pope Saint Pius X


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