Our family has a very strong devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, and since St. Juan Diego is our homeschool patron this year we plan to celebrate both feast days in a special way. Our festivities will include some coloring craft projects, reading assignments, and a Mexican meal.
Here are some links to help you and your family celebrate the Feasts of St. Juan Diego, December 9, and Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12. Enjoy!
- Head to Paper Dali for the complete Guadalupan cast of characters in paper dolls. While you are there, check out the Las Posadas set which is a nice compliment.
- Find out which claims regarding the miraculous image on the tilma are true or false at Truths of the Image.
- Sancta, devoted to the Patroness of the Americas, has images to download, special prayers, and a nice page on the life of St. Juan Diego.
- Make a virtual visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
- Women for Faith & Family has several prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe and celebration ideas for the family.
- Visit the Vatican for Juan Diego’s biography and the Homily of Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the Canonization of Juan Diego.