Saturday, December 12, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Protectress of the Unborn

"Of all the many manifestations of Mary's loving presence among us throughout the centuries, in this apparition alone does she appear to us in the manner of a pregnant mother. She holds within her the unborn Christ, proclaiming the sanctity and blessedness of life within the womb. Her reverence and tenderness communicate to us the joy and awe with which we must approach each nascent life."

"When Mary first appeared to Blessed Juan Diego in 1531, Mexico had been in the hands of Christian leaders for only a short time. Human sacrifice, where blood of infants was often spilled to appease the thirsty demons of the old rite, was still practiced surreptitiously, a gruesome continuation of the country's long enslavement to pagan fears. Into this cavern of darkness and ignorance, our Lady of Guadalupe brought a message of maternal compassion. "I am the merciful Mother, the Mother of all of you who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me, of those who cry to me, of those who seek me, of those who have confidence in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow, and will remedy and alleviate their suffering, necessities, and misfortunes." No more did the people need to cower in abject terror before the bloodthirsty gods who demanded the death of their children. They found refuge beneath the gracious protection of a gentle Mother."

~ From an article by Father Paul Marx, Founder of Human Life International ~

An Emmy winning filmmaker claims that miracles occured while filming the above movie. A cloud appeared and settled on the hillside they were filming on, just like in the original story. Birds appeared and sang when the script called for it. Contrails formed cloudlike rays of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The filmmaker has been to 250 cities telling audiences about what happened. Every time he filmed, something miraculous happened in front of the camera or behind the camera. The first day they filmed was the worst rainstorm in 100 years, yet not a drop of water fell on them as they filmed. Other things happened in the full length film not talked about here. To learn more go here.

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