|Our Lady of Guadalupe. |
Pray for us
Date: Dec.11, 2010
Chief Celebrant: His Grace, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast
Location; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
400 St. Laurent Blvd
Time 9:00 AM
Refreshments to follow the mass
For more information on the pilgrimage of masses see the page on my blog at this link
There is a new book titled 'Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of The Civilization of Love' It is co-authored by Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of The Knights of Columbus, and Mgr. Eduardo Chavez, Postulator of the Cause of St. Juan Diego.
On Pages 47 and 48 they discuss the four-petaled Jasmine flower on the gown of Our Lady of Guadalupe. To the tribe of Indians to which St. Juan Diego belonged, this four-petaled Jasmine flower represented the 'unknown deity'. Some of the titles attributed to this 'unknown deity' were: 'Him for whom one lives', 'Creator of people', 'Owner of the near and close' and 'Lord of heaven and earth'.
The authors remark that "in a special way this harks back to St. Paul's address at the Areopagus, where he spoke to the Athenians about their worship of the 'unknown God', whom they detected but did not understand".There is only ONE four-petaled Jasmine flower on the gown of Our Lady of Guadalupe and this is situated over her pregnant womb. So Our Lady through this flower, strategically placed on her gown by The Great Creator, may be said to paraphrase both St. Paul and the Gospel of St. John by indicating in a poignant way "My son, The Word, is The True God”; He has come to dwell among you; He IS with you".
Truly, the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is pregnant with meaning. Or we can say 'pregnant with Meaning'. That is, she is pregnant with Him who means everything!
Directions to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Go North on St. Laurent Blvd. and cross over Montreal Road. You will pass Notre Dame Cemetery on your left. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is is less than one km. away on the left side of the Boulevard.
For information re Bus from your Home to the St. Laurent Bus Station, kindly call 613-741-4390.