322- Visiting Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City

This podcast includes an update on my new book, The Very Fine Light. Also in this podcast is an account of my visit to Mexico City where “Our Lady of Guadalupe” appeared to Saint Juan Diego in the year 1531.

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Also, Pray for the People of Ukraine. There are links below on ways to support them.

Book Update:

This term “staying the course” takes on a new meaning as I navigate the self-publishing road. The latest goal has been completed! The copyright application has been filed. The reward for completing this can’t be underscored enough for me.

For those of you who haven’t heard, my new book is scheduled to be released next month. It’s about Randy Sparks, a fun-loving Village of Canalville employee who is always in trouble for telling it like it is and the pushback he faces from the mayor who is hiding a secret.

And when these ingredients are combined with the village’s pending bankruptcy, it creates a volatile chemistry and sparks fly!

Err… No pun intended Randy!

Cover Art for my book The Very Fine Light
Cover Art for my book “The Very Fine Light”

This Weeks Podcast:

The appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego occurred at the Our Lady of Guadalupe apparition site in Mexico City in the year 1531.

I visited this spiritual site and the planning that went into the trip was somewhat elaborate. I had to tweak travel plans for an upcoming trip to the west coast from my east coast location.

My idea was to detour to this apparition site while flying out west, and doing so without an overnight layover. So through tons of planning, the logistics fell into place to make the trip happen. It would be a short visit between flights and in retrospect it certainly was a miracle of planning.

I will let you decide what guided my visit.

Photo of the Sculpture of stone sails at Our Lady of Guadalupe appariton site
The Hilltop Chapel & “Sail Shrine” given in thanks to Our Lady by survivors from a ship in peril

LINKS FOR MORE ABOUT OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE:

History about Our Lady of Guadalupe-CatholicEducation.org

Juan Diego and the Virgin Mary- WordOnFire.org

Details various places at the Apparition site- CatholicShrineBasilica.com

“Where It All Happened” great video of the site- Mexocotlan tiacala

Tepeyac Hill is adorned with plants and flowers lovingly maintained by the shrine

Places to Donate to help the People of Ukraine save their country:

Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA website uocofusa.org
UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH of the USA

Donation details for giving to the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
Ukranian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)- from Roman Catholic Prayer Service in Atlanta on March 28, 2022
Poster for donations for Ukraine 770-480-8775
Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church, Conyers GA

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book The Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

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