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Renewing devotion to Mary

October 12, 2017
Laurette Elsberry

I very much appreciated the Aug. 17 CSF article about Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Archbishop Jose Gomez’ comments that “At Guadalupe, the Mother of God came to be the Mother of the Americas.”

On Oct. 12, 1945, Pope Pius XII declared Our Lady of Guadalupe as “Empress of the Americas” and composed a prayer on that occasion, adding to it: “For we are certain that as long as you are recognized as Queen and Mother, Mexico and America will be safe.”

With all the natural disasters and cultural chaos that both our countries face of late, perhaps this is a good time to renew our devotion to the Mother of God, asking her to intercede for us in all our troubles and to plead for her help.

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