August 22, 2014
are taught that Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, reigns with a mother’s
solicitude over the entire world, just as she is crowned in heavenly
blessedness with the glory of a Queen.” Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Letter, Ad Caeli Reginam (To the Queen of Heaven)
In his encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam, Pope Pius XII wrote,
“Certainly, in the full and strict meaning of the term, only Jesus
Christ, the God-Man, is King; but Mary, too, as Mother of the divine
Christ, as His associate in the redemption, in His struggle with His
enemies and His final victory over them, has a share, though in a
limited and analogous way, in His royal dignity. For from her union with
Christ she attains a radiant eminence transcending that of any other
creature . . . the Blessed Virgin Mary should be called Queen, not only
because of her Divine Motherhood, but also because God has willed her to
have an exceptional role in the work of our eternal salvation.”
photo shows Cardinals Mahoney and Sin crowning the Missionary Image as
Queen in 1992 before a million of the faithful in the Philippines. We
recognize the Queenship of Mary in the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
She is the image of the Book of Revelation, chapter 12: The Woman
Clothed with the Sun, with child, with the moon under her feet, and on
her head a crown of twelve stars – a Queen. Saint John Paul II named Our
Lady of Guadalupe as the Queen and the Mother of America, of the whole
continent from its southernmost point at Tierra del Fuego, Chile, to
He also called Our Lady of Guadalupe the “Star of
the New Evangelization” and the “Mother of Hope” and called for the
reconversion of the whole continent as the hope for the world. He
prophesied that the Gospel will penetrate the hearts of the people of
America through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe and
that the light of the Gospel of Christ will go forth from her Image.
That is why we coordinate the Journey of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This
Image represents the ongoing spiritual presence of the Mother of God
and Queen of America that continues today. She brings us hope! Read and
see the wonderful stories of hope in my book and DVD, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hope for the World and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of Hope.
are living in decisive times. The battle waged for souls is fierce. We
send the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Visitations
throughout America, where life is revered, abortions are prevented,
bodies are healed and souls are liberated from sin and reconciled with
God and with others.
To accomplish our mission we need your help. In city after city, devotees report on the good fruits from Visitations of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Debora Cortes from Council Bluffs, Iowa, wrote to me about the Visitation there.
so enjoyed translating the fliers into Spanish, renewing my love for
the Spanish language. When I attended the Masses in Spanish with the
Missionary Image, so many of the Hispanic women commented on how very
thankful they were to have Our Lady’s Image here when they were unable
to visit her in their native Mexico.
Gabriel’s Corner was
amazing. It is a crisis pregnancy center with a beautiful chapel on one
side and a state-of-the-art pregnancy clinic on the other, strategically
placed across the street from Planned Parenthood. Deacon Gene and
Kathy gave us a tour of the clinic sharing with us the wonderful stories
of saving babies, thwarting the efforts of Planned Parenthood and
We even met a woman who had been in
prison for 6 months for stepping on the property of Dr. Carhart, the
infamous abortionist, while protesting his late term abortions. We
attended a beautiful anniversary Mass At St. Gabriel’s that evening and
they went on to have all night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in
Our Lady’s presence – fabulous!
My son Rob became an expert in
the transport and set up of the easel and the Missionary Image as we
continued our journey to Adair the next day early in the morning. It was
daybreak as I drove behind the Image that was in the truck “proceeding
in haste into the hill country”, to Mass in Adair just like Mary to her
cousin Elizabeth. I saw the dancing sun as we drove out of town. I tried blinking and looking again, and the sun kept dancing for those few precious minutes.
Our Lady left a lasting impression on my children
who will be forever changed for having been with her and her Blessed
Son. They understood that this was as close as Our Lady could possibly
be to us here on earth. And I love Her even more and I pray I will be
forever devoted to her work here until we meet in heaven.
Thank you so much for your work in bringing Our Lady to us. You can’t imagine how many people have been touched and blessed!”
the past your help has enabled us to send the Missionary Image on
Visitations like this to help fulfill the request of Saint John Paul II.
He asked that Our Lady visit each family, parish and diocese in
America. Thank you for helping us to do our part. We cannot continue without you.
Our country’s economic crisis is small compared to our spiritual crisis. We need more Visitations of the Missionary Image to bring life, conversions and hope. Can I count on you to help us to enable Our Lady to make the visits that Saint John Paul II requested? Please call Johane to host a Visitation of the Missionary Image at 802 524-5350 or click here for more information.
the summer months our donations fall as families take well-deserved
vacations. However, our work continues and we still need your help! I
know that I can count on you to assist us with your prayers and gift. What
I am asking right now is that you consider increasing your gift to help
us through these summer months, even if only by a few dollars. Our needs are basic, bare-boned and very real. We truly need your help this year. Can I count on you to help us?
darkness that is enveloping our country is covering the light of the
Christian principles upon which it was founded. Our Lady of Guadalupe is
the River of Light who can dispel this darkness. Please help me to
continue her Journey across this land as she brings us hope. “There is hope for your future, says the Lord.” (Jer. 31:17).
Finally, let us continue to pray the prayer of Saint John Paul II to Our Lady of Guadalupe, “Queen of Peace save the nations and peoples of this continent!” May God bless you, your families and loved ones.
Sincerely in Christ,