This is a continuation of a series started in April highlighting three important patronesses in my life. Check out the first here.
(do note that these are in no particular order...)
Our Lady of Guadalupe.
(Mosaic at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception)
One of my favorite paintings of the image, painted by a local artist and given to me by my own mother.
Last summer, I taught Totus Tuus. At our first team meeting, we sat trying to think of a patron saint for our team. Initially, I couldn't think of anyone. Then Our Lady of Guadalupe popped in my head. I hesitated though. I didn't say it. But someone else did. I don't remember who, but we picked Our Lady. And she followed us... all summer. Every single parish, and even some of our host homes, had a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She watched over us, leading us ever closer to her Son, Jesus Christ. She continues to watch over me today.
“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 .” -Our Lady of Guadalupe to San Juan Diego
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Patroness of the Americas, pray for us.
Patroness of the Unborn, pray for us.
In Christ through Mary.