07 July 2010

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is in the UK at the moment, and I would very much like to visit it.

 From Maria Stops Abortion:

The Archbishop [Nichols] granted Edmund Adamus, the designated temporary custodian of the image, authority to seek permission of each diocesan bishop to allow the image to be welcomed in his diocese for devotional purposes for the cause of the Gospel of Life, the protection of the unborn, the sanctity of families and the peace of the nation.

On the Diocesan list, Arundel & Brighton is the only Diocese 'Awaiting Response'. Anyone feel like joining me in making a request for it to come? Or if you have an update on the image's itinerary in A&B, please let me know! I'd love to see it over in the east of the Diocese!


SurreyCatholic said...

I'll join you for that, Annie. Thanks for the tip, by the way. It is the first mention I have heard of OL of Guadaloupe. One wonders: why no greater degree of publicity?

Laura said...

First I'd heard of it also. I would love to see it here in A & B - would do the place good I'm sure. How can we go about making a request? Write to the Bishop? :D

Gerontius said...

Thanks Annie, I was not aware of the visit or the background to the “image”. This is one of my favourite Titles of Our Lady and I am fortunate to have a seventeenth century painting of Juan Diego opening his tilma to reveal the image. Should we write individually to the Bishop? Surely there must be Parishes in the East and West which would welcome it.

“Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?”

Annie said...

I just love this image of Our Lady, and the miracles associated with the tilma! You lucky Gerontius to have a painting like that :D !

I don't know the best way forward, should we approach our own PPs first, or go straight to the top? What do you all think?

All I know is, the image really does need to come to our part of the country.

pelerin said...

I too have only just learnt about this visit. The venues are listed on the 'Bones' blog who also comments that our Bishop has not yet replied.

I wondered whether perhaps the bishop realises that many of us are within easy reach of London and that was the reason for his non-reply. A pity but could be the reason. The image will be displayed at both Westminster Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral and the first day at Southwark cathedral coincides with the Rosary Crusade on October 9th so it will be possible to combine both on the same day.

Annie said...

But Pelerin, London isn't in A&B! It's fine if you can get to or want to get to Westminster or Southwark, or in fact, any other place out of the Diocese, but why should we have to?

pelerin said...

You are quite right of course Annie. I was just trying to find a reason why our Bishop might not have replied!

Not being a driver, London for me is far easier to get to than Arundel but of course I agree that it would be good to be able to see the image in our own diocese.