Our Lady of Guadalupe
Why Turn to Mary?
Jesus loved and honored His Mother Mary and wants us also to honor her and love her as our Mother. While Jesus was dying on the cross, He turned to His Mother and said “Woman, behold your son!” To His beloved disciple John He said, “Behold, your Mother!” (John 19:26-27) Jesus gave His Mother to us as our own.
When in doubt and confusion, turn to Mary, for she is our Mother in Heaven who watches over us and protects us. Take refuge in her Immaculate Heart, where you will find comfort and strength.
In the midst of temptation, turn to Mary! When you want to give up and despair, turn to Mary! For she is the Mother of Life and will lead you to her Son Jesus, Eternal Life.
We ask you dear Mother to protect the lives of all the beautiful unborn innocent babies. Just as you helped to stop human sacrifice and convert many to Christianity centuries ago, please have pity and turn your Motherly gaze on us, for we live in a culture today very similar to that of St. Juan Diego. We cry out to you in our deep distress, O dear Lady of Guadalupe and beg your intercession to come to our aid. The hour is getting very late now dear Mother and we so need your help!