Our Lady of Guadalupe: Pope to Celebrate Mass

Will be Carried Live from St. Peter’s Basilica

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Pope Francis will preside over Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 6 p.m. (Rome) on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  A number of senior Church officials will join the Holy Father, including Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley of Boston and Cardinal Marc Ouellette, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
The event will be broadcast live on the Vatican YouTube Channel – and then be available for replay. And the booklet for the Mass can be downloaded here:
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In his December 12, 2016, homily for Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis proclaimed: “We have a mother!”
He said that “celebrating Mary is, first and foremost, making memory of the mother, remembering that we are not and never will be an orphaned people…And where there is the mother, there is always the presence and flavor of home.
“Where there is the mother, brothers may fight but the sense of unity will always prevail. Where there is the mother, the struggle for fraternity will not be lacking. I have always been impressed to see, in different peoples of Latin America, those struggling mothers who, often alone, manage to bring up their children. This is Mary with us, with her children: a woman who fights against the society of mistrust and blindness, the society of apathy and dispersion; a woman who fights to strengthen the joy of the Gospel, who fights to give ‘flesh’ to the Gospel.”

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