Children Love Our Lady of Guadalupe!
                                                       Dan Lynch
 
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me." He was trying to teach us something. Let us listen!
                       
Here at Dan Lynch Apostolates, we promote devotions to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations, Our Lady of America and St. John Paul II through the following forms of popular piety: veneration of their images; wearing of their medals; holy hours of prayer; consecrations; rosaries; novenas; litanies; and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We also coordinate Visitations of their images and produce books, audios and videos to promote devotion to them.

Images are only paintings or statues, regardless of their beauty. However, they can be signs of Jesus, Mary or the saints and the mysteries of our faith, a means of reminding us of them, and “vehicles” of God’s graces.

Devotion means to show love, honor and dedication for another person. Devotions of the Catholic Church are ways of showing our love for the Holy Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the angels and saints. Authentic popular devotions are an invaluable means of promoting an increased love of God.

In the photo below we see a moving example of how some children demonstrate their love and devotion for Our Lady of Guadalupe before her Missionary Image.

           
Since our baptisms, we all have an inclination to express such devotion. However, many of us adults no longer do so. We should all follow the good example of the children shown in the photo.

"Besides sacramental liturgy and sacramentals, catechesis must take into account the forms of piety and popular devotions among the faithful. The religious sense of the Christian people has always found expression in various forms of piety surrounding the Church’s sacramental life, such as the veneration of relics, visits to sanctuaries, pilgrimages, processions, the stations of the cross, religious dances, the rosary, medals, etc.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1674).

Click here and learn how we are all called to practice devotions to God, Our Lady and the saints.

Perhaps God is calling you to host a Visitation to your church or home of one of our images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations or Our Lady of America. Please click on the name of the image for more information about how to host a Visitation of it.