Benedict XVI

[Jesus] is not just anyone; indeed he is the Friend and at the same time the One who is the Truth that gives life to men and women; and what he gives is not just any kind of joy but joy itself, a gift of the Holy Spirit. Yes, it is beautiful to live because I am loved and it is the Truth who loves me.

My Queen With Twelve Star Crown

Our Lady of Guadalupe at Holy Canadian Martyrs Shrine, Midland Ontario
See the stars in the midnight sky
see the moon as it dances by
as I wait for you, only for you
to hold me and sweep me away.
In my longing heart I pray
and wait for you, only for you.

See the stars in the midnight sky
form a crown above your eyes
see the moon slip under your feet
as I wait for you, only for you
to love me and hold me
in this midnight heat.

See the stars in the midnight sky
I feel you drying my tear-filled eye
as I waited for you, prayed to you, only you.
You saw me walking along this shore
refusing to be consoled except by you, only you.

See the stars surround your hair
as it falls in the midnight air
see the moon resting under your feet
as you hold me and sweep me away
no longer do I wait for you, only for you.

See the waves caress the sand
while you take me by the hand
to the horizon where your Son awaits
the new Jerusalem He soon will create.

“Listen and let it penetrate your heart…do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?”     - Mary's words to Juan Diego

A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars

                                                           - Revelation 12: 1 


Ezekiel 36: 25-26

I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts.