In the spotlight: New ambassador audience, feast of St. Lucy, Nicaraguan migrants, blessing of Jesus figurines
Photos of the Week: Dec. 19, 2022
Mary accompanies migrants heading north, pope says on Guadalupe feast
Pope Francis urged all faithful “of the pilgrim church in the Americas” to take part in the preparations for the celebration of the Fifth Centennial of the Guadalupian Apparition in 2031, which begins with the Guadalupian Intercontinental Novena Dec. 12, 2022.
Virgin of Guadalupe ‘leads us to Jesus,’ who shows way to peace
The celebration, held Dec. 4, is the oldest religious procession in Los Angeles. It was established by Mexican Catholics who fled persecution by the Mexican government during the Cristero War in 1931.
New children’s books highlight Catholic missionaries, Legos, mystery
These children’s books are suitable for gift-giving at Christmas.
Pope: Through Mary, Latin America can move toward conversion, renewal
Festive music, dancing and prayers in honor of Mary echoed through St. Peter’s Square as hundreds gathered to commemorate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Huebsch family donates Our Lady of Hope statue to Perham church
The statue depicts a pregnant Mary with the hope that it may help young couples facing a difficult situation to be comforted and seek guidance.
Hosffman Ospino: Mary of Guadalupe, symbol of hope and renewal
“Mary of Guadalupe is a powerful symbol of hope. … She is a reminder that no matter how hard life is, God does not abandon us.”
Mexican church, civic leaders: No pilgrims at basilica for Guadalupe feast
Mexican church and civic officials have canceled public feast celebrations for Mexico’s patroness, Our Lady of Guadalupe, at her shrine in Mexico City due to the COVID-19 pandemic.