Sunday, December 12, 2010

pilgrims to the shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe, 1955

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7 comments:

Saint Michael Come To Our Defense said...

Here is something you might enjoy from December 11th, 2010 as we awaited the feast day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REZKc-cPuJE

Here is the story of one of her children:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY-L6maLqPU


I remembered you and your child in my rosary prayers at Tepeyac Hill on our Mother's feast day.

God be with you.

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Badger Catholic said...

The new basilica is so.... well ugly. I wish they had a way to repair or stabilize the old church.

PaxetBonum said...

@Badger Cath- Dittos. THAT is what a real Catholic church should look like.

I'm interested in the Latin superscription over the facade. All I can make out is "NON FECIT TAL(?)...", and I think the last word is "... NATIONI". Does anyone know what the whole motto is, in Latin and/or English?

Denita said...

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Pennycake said...

@PaxetBonum

Non fecit taliter omni nationi
He hath not done in like manner to every nation
Psalm 147:20
http://www.flickr.com/photos/miedo/306425540/

PaxetBonum said...

@Pennycake- Thx for the quote and translation.

An apt motto for the shrine of La Guadalupana. I wonder if it was carried over onto the "new" shrine?

Pennycake said...

You're most welcome =)
from this article date Dec 2002:
"Writing in 1688 Fray Francisco de Florencia coined the slogan that made Mexico not merely another chosen nation, but the Chosen Nation: non fecit taliter omni nationi (he did not act in such a way for every nation)--words which still adorn the portal of the basilica and shine in lights at night."
http://campus.udayton.edu/mary/meditations/samaha6.html