Friday, December 09, 2016

Juanito, Juan Dieguito!

St. Juan Diego

Our Lady called to him: "Juanito!  Juan Dieguito!"

Speaking to him in Nahuatl, his native language, she said to him, "Juanito, my son, where are you going?"—"Noble Lady, my Queen, I am going to the Mass in Mexico City to hear the divine things that the priest teaches us there."—"I want you to know for certain, my dear son, that I am the perfect and always Virgin MARY, Mother of the True God from Whom all life comes, the Lord of all things, Creator of Heaven and Earth. I greatly desire that a church be built in my honor, in which I will show my love, compassion, and protection. I am your Mother full of mercy and love for you and all those who love Me, trust in Me, and have recourse to Me. I will hear their complaints and I will comfort their affliction and their sufferings. So that I might show all My love, go now to the bishop in Mexico City and tell him that I am sending you to make known to him the great desire I have to see a church dedicated to me built here." - More here.

At one point in their conversations, Juan Diego called her "Nina" and "Muchachita mia" - it's so intimate and humble!

Le dijo: —"Escucha, hijo mío el menor, Juanito. ¿A dónde te diriges?"
Y él le contestó: —"Mi Señora, Reina, Muchachita mía, allá llegaré, a tu casita de México Tlatelolco, a seguir las cosas de Dios que nos dan, que nos enseñan quienes son las imágenes de Nuestro Señor: nuestros Sacerdotes". - Source

Will Our Lady, Our Mother, the Refuge of Sinners ever abandon us or stop praying for us?  I think not.
Listen, put it into your heart, most little of my sons:
Let nothing frighten or grieve you,
let not your heart be disturbed,
do not fear any sickness or anguish.
Am I not here, who am your Mother?
Are you not under my protection?
Am I not your health?
Are you not happily within the folds of my mantle?
Do you need anything more?
Let nothing else worry you, disturb you.

St. Juan Diego, pray for us! 


  1. oh how good Our Lady is ! how good she is to us ! so generous and loving !
    Such she shows us !

  2. "Muchachita mía, allá llegaré, a tu casita"

    "Muchachita mia" = my little girl, my very own little girl. These precious words are spoken with much meaning and tenderness and truth.

    "A tu casita" = to your little house, to your little home. Again, to speak in such a way in Spanish is to imply that one knows the little house is filled with warmth, sweetness and welcome.

    Such tenderness and love. Such respect and honor. In Spanish, all the more beautiful while in English, well, it gets lost in translation as one cannot translate the emotions that accompany such wonderful words.

    Viva Cristo Rey! Viva la Virgencita de Guadalupe!

    Morenita del Pueblo Mexicano, ruega por nosotros!

    1. Thanks for that - I love reading the Spanish - you are right, it's all the more beautiful and sweet.


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