Our patron for 2009-2010

We have officially picked our homeschool patron for the 2009-2010 school year: Saint Juan Diego.

I have never given much thought to Juan Diego as all my attention is always drawn to Our Lady of Guadalupe. As part of the Catholic Company’s book reviewer program, I am reading Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Civilization of Love, by Carl Anderson and Eduardo Chavez. This book has introduced me to Juan Diego for the very first time. He has suddenly become a real and important person within the context of the apparitions and beyond. We hope to get to him even better throughout the coming homeschool year.

juan diegoDecember 9th Collect:

Lord God, through Saint Juan Diego You made known the love of Our Lady of Guadalupe toward Your people. Grant by his intercession that we who follow the counsel of Mary, our Mother, may strive continually to do Your will. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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