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Sunday, December 12, 2010

25 Poems of Christmas: December 12

For the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, our beloved Patroness of all the Americas. Anxious that her children in Mexico would come to faith in her Son, she visited them herself and said to St. Juan Diego as she ever says to us all, "Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within the fold of my mantle? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything." 

A Penitent Considers Another Coming of Mary

For Reverend Theodore Richardson
If Mary came would Mary   
Forgive, as Mothers may,   
And sad and second Saviour   
Furnish us today?

She would not shake her head and leave   
This military air,
But ratify a modern hay,
And put her Baby there.

Mary would not punish men—
If Mary came again.

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