Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. (Entrance Antiphon for Mass of Feast)
Christ, the radiant dawn, our liturgical season for expectation of Your advent directs us toward two important figures in the history of our salvation. John the Baptist came for testimony, to testify to the light. Our Blessed Mother reflected Your light, the light that dwelled within her.
With Saint Juan Diego we are drawn today to Mary's image of Guadalupe, her clothing appearing like sun, giving forth its rays. We have seen a great light; help me, Lord, not to walk in darkness. With Mary we behold You; then, may our testimony be to Light.
Come, Lord Jesus!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.