Wednesday, December 9, 2009

St. Juan Diego.........December 9

"For I am a merciful Mother to thee and to all thy fellow people on this earth who love me and trust me and invoke my help. I listen to their lamentations and solace all their suffering..........."

Words spoken to Juan Diego from the Blessed Virgin Mary

Read St. Diego's instructions from Mary regarding her wishes here


Unknown said...

He was the first Indian person to be canonized.
Today in Spain we celebrate the feastday of Saint Leocadia, virgin and martyr in Toledo.

Ed Sousa said...

Just beautiful Micki. Thank You

Anonymous said...

Actually the Russian Orthodox Church have a Native American Saint.

Gardenia said...

I recently read the Our Lady of Guadalupe Handbook, filled with beautiful stories, articles, and descriptions of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady, and the history of the Americas at that time. wonderful reading. I love the card.

Micki said...

Meldelen - You sure have different saints to celebrate. I'll have to look into this saint also.

Ed - Thank you for your love of Mary in all her titles.

diddleymaz - I'm confused.

Gardenia - I never heard of this "Handbook." How interesting. Who is the author? I've always loved the story of St. Juan Diego.