Friday, December 12, 2008

¿No estoy aqui, yo, que soy tu madre?

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the secondary patroness of the Philippine Islands, having been ruled by Spain through Mexico. We are all familiar with the stories-- of the Lady appearing to Juan Diego, of the miraculous image being imprinted on the saint's tilma, of the countless miracles worked, even to this day, by La Morenita. Looking at the image of the Virgin today, still miraculously preserved after the span of centuries, she still asks us, comforts us, with her immortal words: No estoy yo aqui que soy tu madre?-- Am I not here who am your Mother? Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!

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