Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Guadalupe

Live from... Everywhere, on this 477th anniversary of the Rosa de Tepeyac -- Queen of Mexico, Star of the New Evangelization, Mother and Empress of the Americas -- the Church celebrates... and then some.

God of power and mercy,
you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac
with the presence of the Virgin Mary at Guadalupe.
May her prayers help all men and women
to accept each other as brothers and sisters.
Through your justice present in our hearts
may your peace reign in the world.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
¡Feliz día Guadalupana a todos! ¡Morenita de Tepeyac, ruega por nosotros!

PHOTOS: AP/Miguel Tovar