December 16, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Feliz Navidad!

Maligayang Pasko!

“And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

Gospel of Lucas 2,3-8

How simple and at the same time how wonderful are the words from the Gospel! “The time came and she gave birth.” In a peaceful glorious night Mary gives birth to God made human. To the hope and love for the world from here to the eternity!

I invite you to meditate on this Gospel’s words. To spend some time thinking in how big and at the same time how simple is the love of God incarnated to save us.

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La  Virgen de Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. She is depicted with brown skin, an angel and moon at her feet and rays of sunlight that encircle her. The Virgin Mary appeared to an indigenous man named Juan Diego on Dec. 9, 1531. The Virgin asked that a shrine in her name be built on the spot where she appeared, Tepeyac Hill, which is now in a suburb of Mexico City. Juan Diego told the bishop about the apparition and request, but he didn’t believe him and demanded a sign before he would approve construction of the church.

On Dec. 12, the Virgin reappeared to Juan Diego and ordered him to collect flowers in his tilma a kind of cloak. Juan took the flowers to the bishop and when he opened his cloak, dozens of flowers fell to the floor and revealed the image of the Virgen of Guadalupe imprinted on the inside. The tilma with the image is on display in La Villa de Guadalupe in Mexico City.


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