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12/15/09

The Queen of Conversion - Our Lady of Guadalupe

The following was a reflection I recently shared with my Carmelite mother...


Dear Mom,

Dec 12 - The Queen of Conversion - Our Lady of Guadalupe is more and more infiltrating our culture. She comes under her stealthy mantel guiding us onward to embrace the reality that we are the body of her Son.

What a mystical body! Each human person is incorporated into his paschal mystery! As we pass through the liturgical year we wittiness the life of Christ and see that the life of his Bride the Church mirrors his - he is the light - she(the Church) is the shield of light, a mystical mantel.

The image from heaven on the tilma of St. Juan Diego is the image on the heart of St. John the Beloved. The tilma image is a prophetic vision of the Church! One that directs our hearts(the beloved) to choose Jesus the Eternal Word of the Father. Jesus Christ, the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit and Fire - the winnowing fan in his hands is the MANTEL of MARY - and this is how he incorporates the people of the world - by the beauty of her blue mantel.


When those who have been fully incorporated by his saving power fan into flame that Holy Spirit in us, then her mantel can fly over the hearts and minds of those who have yet to encounter the inner dwelling of the Blessed Trinity, the infinite communion of love from which all community has its origin!

Come Holy Spirit! Come by the intersession Mary, Come by intersession of the Bride, Come in us to invite the Son of God to come in GLORY!

As the ember days near let us draw near!

Your son,

Justin
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