Our Lady of Guadalupe is back in Colorado! For the second year in a row, the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is back in our state visiting various locations in Colorado to bring hope and stand against our current anti-life society.
The Missionary Image Our Lady of Guadalupe is an exact replica of the original image she left on the Tilma of St. Juan Diego in 1531. This image is one of four images in the world commissioned by the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City to travel around the world and bring conversion to the culture of death that prevails in our society.
This year, the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been visiting different Colorado locations since Aug. 19 and plans to stay until the end of October. Lisa Van Bramer, M.D., founder of Lepanto Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for life from conception to natural death, has been part of the planning of this tour since Our Lady of Guadalupe’s first visit to Colorado last year.
“I have viewed Colorado as our new battleground for the next Battle of Lepanto” said Dr. Van Bramer to the Denver Catholic. “Just seeing what’s happened with the legislation, pro-abortion up into the moment of birth, the euthanasia bills, the lack of protection for children.”
One of the highlights of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s visit to Colorado will be a special Mass at St. Joseph Parish in Fort Collins and a statewide Rosary on Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
“She will be here on the feast of Our Lady of Victory, Our Lady of the Rosary. I just thought it was so fitting that we replicate that by praying a statewide rosary, much like Pope Pius V, called on in 1571 [during the Battle of Lepanto]” Dr. Van Bramer added.
All faithful are invited to join the special Mass and the statewide Rosary on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and pray for the dignity of the unborn and the conversion of our society to a culture of life. Families are encouraged to join the livestreamed Mass from St. Joseph Parish in Fort Collins at 6 p.m., followed by the Rosary.
“Our Lady of Guadalupe was able to change hearts and minds of the Aztecs who were sacrificing tens of thousands of people and their children. It’s happening right now in bigger numbers. These babies are being sacrificed. Hence, Our Lady of Guadalupe is here to say, ‘you don’t need to do that anymore. I’m here,’” she added.
Those who are not able to pray the 7 p.m. Rosary or join the livestream are still invited to pray the Rosary throughout the day with their families and communities.
For more information, visitation dates and times of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, visit: https://www.rmrpi.org/missionary-image-of-our-lady-of-guadalupe.html
To join the special Mass with the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday, October 7, it will be livestreamed at the following links:
Saint John XXIII Catholic Church YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/StJohnXXIIICatholicChurch
Saint Joseph Catholic Church YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SaintJosephCatholicChurchFC
Saint Joseph Catholic School YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SaintJosephCatholicSchool