12 December 2009

Trusting in Her Tenderness

Most Holy Mother of Guadalupe,
who have shown your love
and your tenderness to the peoples of the American continent,

fill with joy and hope all the peoples and families of the world.
We entrust to you,
who go before us and guide us on our journey of faith
towards the eternal Homeland,
the joys, the plans, the anxieties
and the desires of all families.

O Mary,
to you we turn, trusting in your tenderness as Mother.
Do not ignore the prayers we address to you
for the whole world's families
in this crucial period in history; instead,
welcome us all in your heart as
Mother and guide us on our way towards the heavenly Homeland.


Pope Benedict XVI