Our Lady of Guadalupe's Message to St. Juan Diego
purchased in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Matthew, the blog administrator
Words of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Juan Diego, first apparition at Tepeyac, Mexico on 9 December 1531:
"You must know and be very certain in your heart, my son, that I am truly the perpetual and perfect Virgin Mary, holy mother of the True God through Whom everything lives, the Creator and Master of Heaven and Earth."
"I wish and intensely desire that in this place my sanctuary be erected, so that in it I may show and make known and give all my love, my compassion, my help and protection to the people. I am your merciful mother, the 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 their suffering, necessities, and misfortunes."
"And so that my intentions may be made known, you must go to the house of the bishop of Mexico and tell him that I sent you and that it is my desire to have a sanctuary built there."