Look for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mosaic

by Sister Julie Ann on December 12, 2009

lady_of_guadalupe_mosaic_fullcolor.jpgToday, December 12, 2009, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity celebrate with all the Americas the special patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In 1945, Pope Pius XII declared the Virgin of Guadalupe “Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas”. Pope John XXIII broadened her intercession when he invoked her as “Mother of the Americas” in 1961. (Photo: Exactmosaics blog)

Here’s what’s happening today in Mexico:

img_5300.jpgA special Holy Mass is scheduled to be held today at St. Christopher Church located in Taipei’s Little Manila on Zhongshan North Road, along with a ceremony to inaugurate a St. Damian crucifix and the mosaic of “Our Lady of Guadalupe,” which have already been set on the sidewalk outside the church.

The mosaic is made of Talavera tiles from the Mexican city of Puebla, while the crucifix is made of limestone from Mexico’s Guanajuato State.

For those of us who enjoy the fine arts and the making of mosaics, this is a day to celebrate with Mary.

Any comments?

5 thoughts on “Look for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mosaic”

  1. I appreciate your posting of Our Lady of Guadalupe mosaic. I love her feast right in the midst of Advent. What better image to point us to Christmas than the pregnant Mary appearing to a poor man. What a great gift God has given the Church!


  3. Mother Mary Francis, PCC, left these lines of a poem to contemplate on this day:

    “Am I not here who am thy Mother –
    What dost thou fear?”

    Deep in the tangled brushwood of my hours,
    You are a sudden clearing, Madre mia,
    Amid the choke of thorn,
    Incredible rose.

    Read more of the poem here:

  4. Sister Sharon Paul says:

    Many people are devoted to this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and especially the Spanish here in West Point. Each year they decorate our St. Mary’s Church and have flowers, espcially roses throughout the church. This year they had a special carved painting of Our Lady in front of the altar. After Mass they have a dinner for all those who wish to attend. That mosaic is special. Thank you for sharing this!

  5. Ivy Abat says:


    To be recited everyday for 9 days:
    Remember, O Immaculate Virgin of Guadalupe,
    Your promise to us, in the words you spoke to your devout servant Juan Diego,
    “I am a merciful Mother to you and to all your people- who love me, trust in me, and invoke my help. I listen to their lamentations and solace, all their sorrows and their sufferings.”
    I beg you to be a merciful Mother to me, because I sincerely love you, trust in you
    and invoke your help. Our Lady of Guadalupe, please grant my requests if they be in accordance with the Will of God, in order that I may
    “Bear witness to your love, your compassion, your help and protection.”
    Do not forsake me in my needs. Amen.

    Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

    Hail Mary (3 times)

    Day 1
    O Mary, Mother of good counsel, be a guiding light for all women contemplating abortion. May you lift them out of darkness and instill in them a lively confidence in the promises of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Knowing that God can bring good out of all things, I pray that these women not lose hope in the future God has planned for them and their unborn children. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

    Day 2
    O Mary, Virgin most prudent, infuse compassion into the hearts of all men who have conceived children but are consumed by fear. I pray that they refrain from participating in the mortal sin of abortion through of silence, omission and encouragement. May the joys of fatherhood enlighten their conscience and may they trust in the transformative power of love. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

    Day 3
    O Mary, Seat of Wisdom, for all friends and family members whose counsel are sought in times of great distress, open their hearts so that they may speak words of life in favor of the unborn. Increase our love for your Son Jesus Christ, so that this love may be perfectly reflected in charity towards our neighbor and respect for the dignity of human life. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

    Day 4
    O Mary, refuge of sinners, for all women and men who are suffering the pains of abortion, may they find pardon and peace in the merciful gaze of your Son. May forgiveness triumph over despair and may they trust in the unfailing love of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

    Day 5
    O Mary, comforter of the afflicted, may the souls of the unborn who have not seen life rest in peace. I pray that you bring them into your loving embrace and that their voices be heard in the silence our hearts. May they one day be reunited with their parents and siblings in the glorious presence your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

    Day 6
    O Mary, Mirror of justice, for all men and women who are not yet conscious of having committed the grievous sin of abortion. Give them the grace to understand and despise their sin, so that they may amend their lives and devote themselves to good works in favor of the unborn. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

    Day 7
    O Mary, Mother most chaste, teach us your ways of faithfulness and obedience. Help us understand the evils of contraception and pre-marital sex, so that we may maintain the dignity of our human nature and avoid the slaughter of innocents. Protect the commitment of married couples from all temptation and strife. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

    Day 8
    O Mary, Virgin most powerful, shine a light into the darkened hearts of all people in the pro-choice movement. May lawmakers acknowledge the humanity of the unborn, and may abortionist doctors see the lives they destroy. Soften the hardened hearts of men and women who refuse to see the joys of parenthood and may they find hopeful answers to what may seem like desperate cases. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

    Day 9
    O Mary, Ark of the Covenant, strengthen the pro-life movement and may our service be filled with love and reverence for your Son Jesus Christ. Breathe life into our daily thoughts, words and actions so that we may bring God’s truth to light. Humble the hearts of the proud and awaken the souls of those who are called to listen. May priests, religious and counselors fervently remind the sorrowful of God’s fidelity and steadfast love. Mary, Gate of Heaven, lead us to your Son. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail May, Glory Be.

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