Today we celebrate the beautiful Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It's a special day for Women of Grace® because we are entrusted to her patronage and protection.Please join me in asking for Our Lady of Guadalupe, our patroness, to continue to intercede for us and for you with this prayer that helped to launch Women of Grace® at our first national conference in Doylestown, PA:
Lord Jesus Christ, Savior and Redeemer of all mankind; Incarnate Wisdom, at the hour of Your death, You gave to us the Blessed Virgin Mary and willed her to be the Mother of the Church, the mother of us all.
Before this image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which signifies her presence among us, I do formally consecrate Women of Grace®, its mission, and its outreach, to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
I humbly request the fruit of this consecration to be conversion, healing, reconciliation and salvation. I further petition Our Lady of Guadalupe to instill in the hearts of her daughters an ever deepening understanding and appreciation of the feminine genius, and I ask that through her motherly influence and maternal intercession Our Lady of Guadalupe would lead her daughters to the Sacred Heart of her Son, Jesus Christ.
Hear my prayer, Lord Jesus, through the powerful love of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I make this consecration with thanksgiving and trust, and for the spiritual welfare of women everywhere, especially those who are Women of Grace.
May this consecration deepen the virtues of faith, hope and charity. May it bring an awesome reverence for the gift of life, physical and spiritual, and for Your Real Presence enthroned in the Eucharist. May it help us bear witness to the Gospel and live the teachings of the Catholic Church.
And finally, may this consecration help to bring us all to the joy of Your kingdom where You live and reign with the Father and Holy Spirit; one God forever and ever. Amen.
May Our Lady of Guadalupe and her son, Our Lord, Jesus, richly bless you and your families this Advent season. May the abundant life of Jesus Christ be yours and may God bless you!
Your sister in Christ,
Women of Grace Authentic Femininity..."for such a time as this."
PS: The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is surrounded in intrigue and mystery. The number of pilgrims who have visited her shrine number in the millions every year, the highest of any Marian apparition site. Learn the story of this beautiful image from one of the world's most foremost experts, Dan Lynch, who has dedicated his life to spreading her message of hope. Click here to be encouraged and inspired by Our Lady of Guadalupe with our free online resources.