May 8 marks the Feast Day of Our Lady of Luján, reported Vatican News. In recognition, Pope Francis wrote a letter to Archbishop Jorge Scheinig of Luján. In it, the Pope assures the Archbishop that his “heart travels to Luján” for this celebration.
In the letter dated 4 May, the Pope writes that he will be there “spiritually” in Luján to visit Our Lady. There, he says, “I will look at her once more and, once again, I will let her look at me with that motherly gaze that renews you, takes care of you, gives you strength”.
The Pope adds that in doing so, he knows he will not be alone, “but together with the holy, faithful People of God who love her so much, a faithful and sinful people like me”.
Pope Francis then writes that he along with the faithful will tell Our Lady of their “worries” and their “joys”.
Finally, the Pope writes that he will “ask her to take care of us”. He added that “because I am a sinner, I will ask her to give us grace to always ask for forgiveness, to not tire of asking for forgiveness… because we know that Her Son never gets tired of forgiving”.