Virgen Mary
December 12 marks one of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays, Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe. To honor the Virgen de Guadalupe on such an important day, we have collected 10 bible quotes that speak to her kindness, grace and religious significance. Vadim Petrakov/Shutterstock

December 12 marks Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, one of Mexico’s most celebrated Catholic holidays. Thousands of pilgrims will honor the indigenous-language-speaking apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary by traveling to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, where the most well-known image of the Virgin Mary is housed. According to the Catholic tradition, an Aztec Christian convert named Juan Diego saw an apparition of an unknown maiden atop the Tepeyac Hill outside Mexico City.

Guadalupe intereceded on Juan Diego’s behalf multiple times over the course of the story, performing miracles: the healing of the indigenous peasant's uncle, then the growing of Castilian roses on a Mexican hillside in the winter, and the supernatural printing of her own image on his smoc. To honor this story, and the religious significance has inspired a yearly celebration of the Virgin Mary on December 12, and to honor her on Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, we have collected bible quotes and other inspired writings about the Virgin Mary.

  1. O Mary, conceived without sin, I come to your throne of grace to share the fervent devotion of your faithful Mexican children who call to you under the glorious Aztec title of Guadalupe. Obtain for me a lively faith to do your Son’s holy will always: May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” - Catholic Doors
  2. Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14
  3. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. - Matthew 1:18-25
  4. Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, we pray to you for all the Bishops, that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life, of love and humble service of God and souls. Contemplate this immense harvest, and intercede with the Lord that He may instill a hunger for holiness in the whole people of God, and grant abundant vocations of priests and religious, strong in the faith and zealous dispensers of God’s mysteries., attributed to John Paul II
  5. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:35
  6. And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus. - Matthew 1:25
  7. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. - Luke 1:38
  8. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. - Acts 1:14
  9. Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own [home]. - John 19:27
  10. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! - John 19:26
  11. And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean. - Leviticus 12:8

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