The Viatorian Community celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with las Hermanas — the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Guadalupe — who work with them at the Viatorian Province Center in Arlington Heights.
Gathered in the provincial chapel, with the sun shining brightly through the creation stained glass windows, and with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe — and red roses — showcased behind the altar, Viatorian associates, brothers and priests all celebrated the special feast day.
“Today, we celebrate not just that Mary appeared to Juan Diego on a hill, but we celebrate that Mary fully revealed herself, and allowed him to share that with the bishop and the world,” said Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, provincial. “It was an apparition that changed lives. It brought us to the reality of who Mary really was.
“It’s a beautiful feast because it allows us to focus on Mary,” Fr. von Behren, added, “and the vessel that she was, opening herself up to God’s words: Be it done to me, according to your word.”