Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the 476th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to St Juan Diego near Mexico City. If you live in California, you can't be unaware of her -- she is omni-present in the devotion of the Mexican people who live here. Under this title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, she is patroness of all the Americas - not just Mexico. In the United States it ranks as a feast in the Pauline Rite. In the traditional Roman Rite, it depends upon the diocese. In the Diocese of Orange, for instance, it is of the first class as she is principal patroness of the Diocese.

A gallery of photos of devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Los Angeles.

Our Lady of Guadalupe's Basilica in Mexico City.
(Solamente in Español, but some lovely pictures.)

Another site (in English, this time) with much information on the devotion.