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14 December 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe, a model for justice and reconciliation

14Friday December 9, 2016, the CRC held a day of reflection, at the Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton (Alberta), on Our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen of the Americas and model of justice and reconciliation. To explore this theme, Bishop Ricardo Ramírez, of the Congregation of St. Basil, made the trip from the city of Las Cruces (New Mexico) of which he is Bishop Emeritus.

More than 50 religious and lay people from Edmonton as well as Saskatoon were eager to participate in this activity led by Bishop Ramírez. This day took the form of a back and forth between presentation time, time for reflection and time for sharing on the subject. It was an opportunity for participants to ponder the lessons received in the light of their vocation or their commitments in society.

Bishop Ramírez, in his remarks, spoke about two stages of biblical and historical continuity:  first by drawing a portrait of the Virgin Mary from the passages of the Bible (Old and New Testament), and then by focusing on Our Lady of Guadalupe, the historical context of her apparition, the power of her message and the unifying symbol she embodies for all peoples of the Americas.

To download the PowerPoint Presentations of the activity, click the pictures below.

First talk :
The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Bible*
Second talk :
​Our Lady of Guadalupe*

*© Mgr Ricardo Ramírez

Few photos of the day

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To go further

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City

Translation of the Nican Mopohua

The Apparitions and the Miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe