Holy Mary, be thou a help to the helpless,
strength to the fearful,
comfort to the sorrowful,
pray for the people,
plead for the clergy,
intercede for all holy women consecrated to God;
may all who keep thy sacred commemoration feel the might of thine assistance.
There are two beliefs deeply embedded in Mexican consciousness: belief in the lottery and belief in the Virgin of Guadalupe.
- Octavio Paz (1914 - 1998)
“I am your compassionate Mother, yours and that of all the people that live together in this land, and also of all the other various lineages of men.”
- Mary to St Juan Diego