Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!
A couple of days ago my brother asked me if I had heard of the candlelight processions that have been taking place annually for some years now, and which converge in Des Plaines at a shrine of O. L. of Guadalupe. He further added that TV news reports projected crowds of over 100,000. Strange. Living not far from Des Plaines, I had never heard of this.
Well, this morning I checked the news and, indeed, what my brother told me was correct. It seems that over 140, 000 souls arrived at our Lady’s shrine, including over 200 brave souls who came on bikes. And we all know what Chicago weather is like at this time of the year!
I wonder how many of us will be in attendance at the Institute’s shrine this evening. I pray many. If I remember, I will bring my camera.
Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
6415 South Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, Il — Tel: 1-773-363-7409
7 P.M. High TLM with sermon in Spanish/English
Followed by the traditional Blessing of the Roses: “…by the sign of the Holy Cross let these roses be endowed with such blessing that the sick to whom they are brought and whose homes they adorn may be healed of their infirmities; and let them drive away in fear and trembling the devil with all his followers, nevermore to molest the people who are Thy servants.”
Give Blessed Roses to Sick People