Thursday, December 12, 2013

My First Homily en Espanol

The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe contains countless miracles.  The one that impresses me the most is the fact that for nearly 10 years, 4,000 people converted to Christianity PER DAY!  Since Brazil has about 9,000 people, that means in two days, our town would be converted.  That is truly miraculous!

Just as most of Mexico did not believe in Christ in Mexico at the time of Our Lady’s apparition, so to most in our country today do not believe in Christ nor do they believe in his Church.  

Our Lady of Guadalupe continues to be an important intercessor for people both in Mexico and also in our own country.  Her title is not the patroness of Mexico but the patroness of the Americas, and so we need her intercession north of the border as well.  

Our Lady of Guadalupe is also the patroness of the pro-life movement, as she is the only apparition of our Lady where the Blessed Mother is pregnant in the apparition.  Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for our nation, that all those who do not know Christ may experience conversion, and that we may experience a miraculous growth in the respect for life