That’s right—Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of unborn babies.
Before Spain brought the Faith to Mexico in the 16th century, the Aztec religion had formed a culture of death in the native Mexican peoples. The “gods” required human blood to atone for offending them and to ward off their wrath. War and slaughter were a central part of their lives.
When the Holy Virgin appeared to Juan Diego, carrying within her the unborn God-man, she brought a culture of life to Mexico. Where missionary efforts had met with little success, she brought about 9 million conversions to the Catholic faith and the devout adoration of the only true God. Because of this apparition, she has been named Patroness of the Americas.
In our own times, we have seen the Culture of Death rise again in America. When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Roe vs. Wade, it created a loophole which was quickly monopolized. Pro-abortionists cried out that abortion was now legal, and for the next fifty years life has been held as cheaply in our culture as it was in the Aztec religion.
The Patroness of the Americas, however, has triumphed. Last year, the Supreme Court ended the wholesale “legal” abortion torrent: the first step in restoring respect and gratitude for Life—a Culture of Life—to America.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn and of the Americas, will continue to lead us in the defense of Life. We just have to be faithful.
As the battle for Life continues, take up your holy weapon and join in the fight. Fashioned of white jade and pale-hued agate and hilted with a silver St. Benedict Crucifix, this “Life Is Precious” Rosary fits comfortably and smoothly in your fingers. When you pray for the Unborn, the medal depicting the Madonna cradling her Child will remind you that the Blessed Mother is right there with you, praying for and protecting the vulnerable children. Get your spiritual weapon today!