Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

I think my blog is a huge hit in Poland!

You read that correctly. I just happened to look over in my spam file and there were over 112 spam comments. My best guess is that it was written in Polish. I was clearly able to identify a few words as being recognizably Polish. But then again, I receive some spam in the form of Latin!

Of course, there were a few notes in there about how I can increase my readerships with different software. And I would be lying if I didn’t say that there were a few pieces that promised to increase the longevity of my “software”. Geesh! I guess it takes all kinds.

Yesterday was one of those days where I just wanted to sleep and eat. I had a funeral mass for a young man and then I took care of a minimal amount of paperwork. I am so grateful that Fr. Lawrence (Dutch) Heeg was able to come in and take two masses for me. I will still wind up doing three masses. Tonight at 5:00 PM I have the mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe. It’s a mass that I enjoy doing very much. It was one of the first wonders I had as a child. I will never forget the first time I became aware of her image. Who was this beautiful lady who resembled “my people”. It was obvious that she was revered as I recall sitting in the church of OLG in East Chicago.

The first time I went to visit the tilma of St. Juan Diego in Mexico City, it was like truly seeing our Blessed Mother for the first time. I wanted to fall on my knees. I wanted to cry. There she was…..on the back wall of the church above the sanctuary. The mysterious woman who made herself known to me as a little boy. You could not hide from her. I had the beautiful fortune of celebrating mass in one of the capillas of the Basilica. Tonight, I will once again remind my special lady of the prayer that I hold in my heart. There are two things I am praying for: the first is that my sister moves back to this area and that the bishop will assign me an associate pastor. I don’t feel that I am jinxing myself by declaring this but just making my prayer known in hopes that it may be granted. Would you pray these for me too?

One Response

  1. Robin Devine says:

    Just like the nuns told Sidney Poitier, ” if you build it they will come”. 4 days in a row & their coming. I myself have watched everyday, & there have been days of disappointment , or should I put it as missing out on insight. Lack of word is something none of the Buch. St. gang ever had a problem with. You keep blogging, I’ll keep logging on, and for the rest , They shall come.