Rare High Quality Copy of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe Visits Handmaids
The Sisters in Benton celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a unique and privileged way thanks to the extreme generosity of Father Stice, the Knights of Columbus Council 8396, and all the parishioners at Saint Mary’s parish in Athens, TN.
It was a joy for Saint Mary’s to host a rare pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe for their annual Fiesta on 12 December 2013 and they graciously offered to lend her image to our Sisters to pray before in their enclosure in the days leading up to Our Lady’s Feast Day. We were astounded later, after the Fiesta, to have the precious image returned to Cor Jesu Monastery for safe keeping until it is needed to honor Our Lady in the future. We are so grateful and honored to have this image now in our Oratory in Saint Anthony’s Residence.
The photo of the tilma was touched to the original, sealed with the soil of the original Church at Tepeyac, and blessed by Pope Benedict XVI.