Sunday, May 07, 2017

Mother of the Good Shepherd, Divina Pastora

Notice the Archangel guarding the gate of the garden
with the flaming sword. Everything goes back to Genesis.
Christ is the Gate 
- he came to save the lost -
that they may enter and have life.
Divina Pastora
the new Eve,
pray for us. 

Our Lady is venerated in Venezuela with the title, Divina Pastora.  Perhaps prayers this Good Shepherd Sunday could be said for Venezuela, suffering from poverty and starvation.  Venezuela is starving.

Venezuela is starving.
has a mission in Venezuela,
but I haven't noticed any appeal 
 for the people there.

Prayer to La Virgen Divina Pastora

Oh Mary, our Mother, La Virgen Divina Pastora, thank you for the graces that enable us to know Jesus, your Son, more deeply. May your shining example guide us on our pilgrimage towards finding peace in our lives. We beseech your Son, Jesus Christ, to grant our fervent prayers and petitions through your maternal intercession. Thank you dearest Mother for constantly protecting our community, family and country. We implore you our Mother to continue leading as to Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, now and forever. Amen.

Virgen Divina Pastora,
pray for us!


  1. A lovely image of the Virgencita as Divina Pastora. At first I thought it was a little opossum on her lap but as I did a search it is for sure, un corderito.

    1. Lol! Yaya, I thought so, too! Thanks for clearing that up.


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