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Patroness will again prevail

To the editor:

It has been almost 500 years since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to a poor peasant, Juan Diego, on the outskirts of Mexico City where she performed the miracle of the roses and left her image on Diego’s tilma. Millions flock to her shrine.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is known as the "Empress of the Americas". She is also known as the "Patroness of the Unborn" because the image on the tilma shows her to be pregnant with the child Jesus — the same Jesus she carried in her womb when she went to visit her cousin Elizabeth who was also pregnant with John the Baptist in her old age.

When Mary approached her cousin, the child in Elizabeth’s womb "leapt for joy" at the presence of Jesus in Mary’s womb, which caused Elizabeth to cry out "blessed is the fruit of thy womb!" The same words we say in the Hail Mary.

The next miracle wrought by our Lady of Guadalupe was the conversion of thousands of serpent worshippers who sacrificed young virgins to their snake idol.

Our Lady speaks out to us today when millions of unborn children are sacrificed to the false gods of the serpent "who is the devil and Satan." And whose head she will crush once again.

Lucille Povero
Seneca Falls

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