Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hear me and understand well...

... "Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. 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

Some of my favorite representations of Our Lady. Today is an important holy day in the Fernandez household. Please remember to pray for the unborn, the abandoned, the unwanted and all expectant mothers.


Familias católicas said...

Emperatriz de las Américas, y patroncita de Fundación Gratis Date
Another images

and please, translate for today:
"Oye y ten entendido, hijo mío el más pequeño, que es nada lo que te asusta y aflige; no se turbe tu corazón; no temas esa enfermedad, ni otra alguna enfermedad y angustia. ¿No estoy yo aquí, que soy tu Madre? ¿no estás bajo mi sombra? ¿no soy yo tu salud? ¿no estás por ventura en mi regazo? ¿qué más has menester? No te apene ni te inquiete otra cosa"

Mary Ellen said...

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has a very prominent place in my 19 year old son's bedroom. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, I was in a rosary group at my church and we took turns keeping a picture of the image at our home for the week and praying for conversions. Anyway, I usually couldn't bring it home because my husband left the church and having large religious symbols in the house would have caused problems (needless to say it is his conversion I'm constantly praying for). Anyway, my husband was out of town on business, so I took the large framed picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe home with me and my son fell in love with it!

He insisted that I keep it in his room because he said it made him feel safe. When I had to return the picture he was so upset that he was crying! So, a woman in my rosary group heard of this and she brought me a laminated picture of this image and it was blessed by the Pope when he came to the U.S. on a visit! That picture still remains in my son's room and even at the age he is now, he doesn't want it removed.

My husband is a hard nut to crack, but I believe that Our Lady is interceding for me and one day when my husband does convert, I will show him that picture and tell him about the prayers I prayed for him.

margaret said...

Oh, Mary Ellen, that is a beautiful story. I do hope your prayers are answered soon.