Vatican City, Dec 12, 2018 / 10:37 am
Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe Wednesday, reflecting on how Mary continues to evangelize Latin America through her ubiquitous image.
As Our Lady of Guadalupe accompanied Saint Juan Diego on Tepeyac, she continues to encounter people through "an image or stamp, a candle or a medal, a rosary or a Hail Mary," Pope Francis said in his homily Dec. 12 in St. Peter's Basilica.
Through her image, Mary "enters in a home, in a prison cell, in the ward of a hospital, in a nursing home, in a school, in a rehabilitation clinic to say: 'Am I not here, that I am your mother?'" he continued in Spanish.
The pope's homily centered on Mary as a "teacher of the Gospel" through her Magnificat.