Two women embark on pilgrimage to close California abortion centers

Six-foot tall image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be arriving at every single abortion business in the state

Over the course of sixty days, two women are bringing an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to every abortion business in California. Teresa Marsano and Dora Lee Raras hope that Our Lady’s intercession will, “through conversions and healing, bring a peaceful end to the tragedy of legalized abortion which started here in our state 50 years ago.” Abortion was legalized in … [Read more...]

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Massive image of Our Lady of Guadalupe painted on side of Riverside County church

Church members think it’s one of the biggest images of the Virgin of Guadalupe in California

The vibrant, 35-foot-tall mural has caused passersby to stop, cross themselves, and take pictures of the massive image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, painted on the side of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in the Home Gardens community between Riverside and Corona. It’s been two weeks in the making, and Mexican artist Antonio Martínez Guzmán, on Thursday, Feb. 2, was painting the … [Read more...]

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In the eyes of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles: "I have long believed that the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe was the true spiritual foundation of the United States"

The following comes from a December 15 Angelus post by Archbishop Gomez: I have long believed that the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe was the true spiritual foundation of all the nations of the Americas, including the spiritual and moral foundations of the United States. As we know, the great founding father of the United States, St. Junípero Serra, consecrated his … [Read more...]

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Dance, music and prayer at 85th annual procession and Mass in East LA

More than 30,000 faithful from Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties marched down East Los Angeles streets on Dec. 3 to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

The following comes from a December 3 ADLA news release: More than 30,000 faithful from Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties marched down East Los Angeles streets today to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Americas, in the 85th annual procession and Mass. This year’s event, themed “Protector of Family,” aimed to encourage the unity of families, … [Read more...]

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Sacred Virgin of Guadalupe objects travel to Santa Ana

Bowers Museum offers exhibit featuring paintings, carvings, silver and devotional objects, some rarely seen by the public

The following comes from an October 13 Orange County Register article by Antonie Boessenkool: For the second time, the Bowers Museum is highlighting patron saint of Orange County and the Americas, the Virgin of Guadalupe, with an exhibit of paintings, carvings, silver and devotional objects. But compared with the first exhibit, in 1995, this one is far broader, with … [Read more...]

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Mary statue in California appears to weep miraculous tears

Bishop Ochoa says pastoral guidance will be offered to family that owns the statue

The following comes from a May 11 Catholic News Agency article by Mary Rezac: A statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno, Calif. appears to be weeping miraculous tears, according to witnesses. The family that owns the statue says the tears have been coming and going for about the past year and a half. According to witnesses, the tears appear to well up in Mary’s right eye … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to visit Mexico in February

Wants to spend a full week in the country

The following comes from a November 1 Catholic News Agency article: Pope Francis will visit Mexico City in February 2016, Cardinal Norberto Rivera announced on Sunday. Mexico would be Pope Francis’ fourth trip to the Americas. He visited Brazil for World Youth Day in August 2013. In July of 2014 he traveled to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.  He visited the United States … [Read more...]

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