• A stained-glass window rendering of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Ann Church in Coppell, Texas, a suburb of Dallas that abuts the Diocese of Fort Worth. The parish in the Diocese of Dallas has more than 30,000 members.

December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Catholic Courier    |    11.12.2015
Category: Advent

Gospel reading for December 12: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

A reading from the Gospel of Luke:
(English translation)

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, 

"Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment, the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled."

And Mary said:

"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior."

Lectura del Evangelio según San Lucas:
(Spanish translation)

En aquellos días, María se encaminó presurosa a un pueblo de las montañas de Judea, y entrando en la casa de Zacarías, saludó a Isabel. En cuanto ésta oyó el saludo de María, la creatura saltó en su seno.
Entonces Isabel quedó llena del Espíritu Santo, y levantando la voz, exclamó: “¡Bendita tú entre las mujeres y bendito el fruto de tu vientre! ¿Quién soy yo, para que la Madre de mi Señor venga a verme? Apenas llegó tu saludo a mis oídos, el niño saltó de gozo en mi seno. Dichosa tú, que has creído, porque se cumplirá cuanto te fue anunciado de parte del Señor”.
Entonces dijo María: “Mi alma glorifica al Señor y mi espíritu se llena de júbilo en Dios, mi Salvador, porque puso sus ojos en la humildad de su esclava”.




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