Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe by Pope John XXIII


Hail, Mother of the Americas, Heavenly Missionary of the New World! From the Sanctuary of Tepeyac you have been for more than four centuries the Mother and Teacher of the Faith to the peoples of the Americas. Be also our protection and save us, O Immaculate Mary. Aid our rulers; stir up a new zeal in our prelates; increase the virtues of our clergy; and preserve forever our Faith. In every home may the holiness of the family flourish, and in the shelter of the home may Catholic education, favored by your own benign glance, achieve a wholesome growth.

Pope John XXIII, October 12, 1961