In this pandemic winter of our discontent, from being locked out of our churches, here is some good news of an innovative Visitation of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Jane Wigutow and her Team from the Long Island area in New York state, sent us a report of a recent Visitation during which they organized a procession of over 400 cars, like roses, brought for veneration to and around the Missionary Image. She wrote that after the car procession, they brought Our Lady to St. Charles hospital and prayed the Rosary outside.
The homeschool mom who organized the event, said that so many people were touched. One little girl, who should have made her First Holy Communion the day before, came in First Communion dress.
As the cars processed, the occupants sang the Hymn to Our Lady of Guadalupe below.
Please check out their video and see the procession and hear their singing on their Facebook page here. Please scroll way down their Facebook page down until you reach the post of May 17.
Hymn to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Maria, O most merciful Mother,
Gentle virgin with the name Guadalupe.
On a mountain we find roses in winter,
All the world has been touched by your love.
- You are the fountain of my life,
Under your shadow and in your protection,
I fear no evil, no pain, no worries.
- Here in the crossing of your arms,
Could there be anything else that I need?
Nothing discourage, nothing depress me.
- You are the star of the ocean,
My boat is small and the waves are so high.
But with you to guide me I’ll reach my homeland.
- You are the dawn of a new day,
For you give birth to the Son of the Father.
All of my lifetime I’ll walk beside you.
Listen to Annie Kato sing the Hymn to Our Lady of Guadalupe here.