We need only to recall the words of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St Juan Diego: ‘Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?’

May we truly accept and believe the truth of these wonderfully compassionate words of our blessed Mother.

May she bless us, and keep us under her mantle always.