Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Pro-life Movement. In preparation for her Feastday, Priests for Life invites all believers to join in a special novena for life from December 4 through 12th by saying the prayer below, indicating to us that you will be saying it, and getting as many others as possible to say it as well.
The image of Our Lady, given to St. Juan Diego (whose feast is Dec. 9), shows Mary as pregnant with Jesus. The Aztec Indians, among whom this image circulated, practiced human sacrifice because they believed the gods were against them. This image proclaimed the Gospel that "God is with us" (Emmanuel) and that therefore we can have the hope that gives us the courage to say "Yes" to life, just like Mary did.
In our day, the image is helping to end child sacrifice as it is brought to abortion facilities worldwide.
Read more about Our Lady of Guadalupe and the pro-life
movement by reading Fr. Frank's booklet on the topic.