Our Lady of Guadalupe had this to say to Juan Diego:
“Know for certain, least of my sons, that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God through whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near and far, the Master of heaven and earth. It is my earnest wish that a temple be built here to my honor. Here I will demonstrate, I will exhibit, I will give all my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to the people. I am your merciful mother, the merciful mother of all of you who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me, of those who cry to me, of those who seek me, of those who have confidence in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow, and will remedy and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities and misfortunes.”
George Montague in his Book ‘Mary’s Life and the Spirit’ writes ‘Notice how she always appears as a woman of the ethnic stock of the people where the apparitions happen. At Lourdes, she appears as a beautiful French woman, In Kibeho as a Rwandan, in Mexico as a mestiza…The point is this that the Holy Spirit, who continues the work of Jesus in the Church, uses Mary as the great evangelizer.’
Mary is your mother. Mary will ‘hear your weeping, their sorrow, and will remedy and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities and misfortunes.’
Today bring your payers to Mary. And may you come to know in a special way that Mary is your Mother.