Pope Francis Crowns The Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe
At the conclusion of Holy Mass Saturday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Pope Francis led the faithful in the Rite of Coronation of the image of the
Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe.
++ ++ Coronation of the Image of the Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe
Blessed are you, O Lord, God of heaven and earth, who, in your mercy and justice, cast down the proud, and exalt the humble.
In the wondrous designs of your providence, you have offered a perfect model in the Incarnate Word and in the Virgin Mother: Your Son, who voluntarily humbled Himself, even to death on the Cross, shines in eternal glory and sits at your right hand as King of kings and Lord of lords.
And the Virgin, who desired to call herself your handmaid, who was chosen as Mother of the Redeemer and true Mother of the living, and now, lifted up above the choirs of angels, gloriously reigns beside her Son, interceding for all men, the advocate of grace and queen of mercy.
Look with kindness, O Lord, on these your servants who, in placing a royal diadem upon the image of the Mother of your Son, recognize in your Son the King of the universe, and invoke, as Queen, the Virgin.
Grant that, in following their example, we too might consecrate ourselves to your service, and make ourselves available to others, fulfilling the law of charity, thus triumphing over selfishness, and in generously giving we might lead our brothers and sisters to you.
Grant that, seeking humility on earth, we might one day be lifted to the heights of heaven, where you yourself will place on the heads of your faithful the crown of life.