Quote/s of the Day – 9 December – The Memorial of St Juan Diego (1474-1548)
“Let not your heart be disturbed.
Do not fear 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 your health?
Are you not happily within my fold?
What else do you wish?
Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.”
Our Lady to Juan Diego, 9 December 1531
“The Virgin chose Juan from among the most humble
as the one to receive that loving and gracious
manifestation of hers which is the Guadalupe apparition.
The lay faithful share in the prophetic, priestly and royal role of Christ …..
You must be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.”
St Pope John Paul II at the Beatification of St Juan Diego, 6 May 1990
“Beloved Juan Diego, “the talking eagle”!
Show us the way,
that leads to the “Dark Virgin” of Tepeyac,
that she may receive us in the depths of her heart,
for she is the loving, compassionate Mother,
who guides us to the true God. “