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‘We have a mother,’ Pope says, celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12, 2016

Celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s basilica on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that “we are not and never will be an orphan people; we have a mother!”

In his homily the Pope said that the Church should always look to Mary as a model and “learn from this faith which knows how to insert itself within history to be salt and light in our lives and in our societies.”

The Pontiff contrasted the loving care of the Blessed Mother with the attitudes that prevail in modern life: “a society which likes to boast of its scientific and technological advances but which has turned a blind and insensitive eye to the thousands of faces which get lost on the way, excluded by the blinding pride of a few.”


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  • Posted by: unum - Dec. 14, 2016 5:15 PM ET USA

    Well said as we celebrate the feast of the patron of all of the Americas.