Our Lady of Guadalupe For Atheists and Protestants
The Universal Church recently celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe this week. This feast remembers the appearance of Mary to a poor humble peasant 500 years ago. This is an article telling the story of the apparition of the Blessed Mother* in Mexico and the miraculous sign she left us: the painted tilma which has not decayed in 500 years! The apparition of the Blessed Mother led to the mass conversion of a country and culture to Christianity and the end to child sacrifices. No wonder this country has such a strong devotion the mother of our Lord.
Not only is it helpful for atheists to see such evidence of an un-explainable phenomenon, but it may stimulate our non-Catholic Christian brethren to take another look at this faith that has so many miracles associated with its proclamation.
*Why do I call her blessed? Not because I am worshiping her! Catholics worship God alone but we honor, venerate and bless Mary because Scripture tells us that "All generations will call me blessed." I want to be a part of that generation that calls her blessed, don't you?