“Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothingshould frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do notfear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here,who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not yourhealth? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Donot grieve nor be disturbed by anything.”
— Our Lady to Juan Diego
Read more about this feast here. We’ll be reading Tomie de Paola’s The Lady of Guadalupe today. Or, if Mama’s reading voice should happen to disappear (something that’s been happening since that cold), this is another useful resource.
P.S. Tomorrow is St. Lucy’s Day and I see that Karen E. has already posted the FamilyFun recipefor St. Lucy’s bread that we make each year. The loaf is braided in aring to make a crown. You top it with candles and it is ratherimpressive-looking. And yummy too.