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Mary’s Message and Promise

When Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared to Juan Diego, she comforted him with a message of hope.

Mary spoke those words on December 9, 1531, more than 485 years ago.

Those words are still precious.

Read Mary’s message to Juan Diego – her words are true for you today.

“Know for certain, least of my sons, that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God, through whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near and far, the master of Heaven and earth.

It is my earnest wish that a temple be built here in my honor. Here I will demonstrate, I will exhibit, I will give all my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to the people.

I am your merciful mother, the merciful mother of all of you who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me, of those who cry to me, of those who seek me, of those who have confidence in me.

Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow, and will remedy and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities, and misfortunes.”

Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, if you are able.

Our Lady of Guadalupe promises her prayers and protection – all you need to do is ask her to help you.