Our Lady of Guadalupe is Mother and patroness of the new world, America. She is our mother! To us, as to all of God's people, she says: "I am the Virgin Mary, Mother of the true God, of Him through whom all live, the Creator of men, the Master of our immediate surroundings and the Lord of Heaven and earth. I am your merciful Mother, yours and the Mother of all who live united on this earth. I am the Mother of those full of love for me and who will cry out to me and place their trust in me...I shall hear their groaning and their sadness and I shall console them and lighten all their troubles, wretchedness and suffering." Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!