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Our Lady of Guadalupe's Mission 
in the Current Century
and our duties to cooperate with her

1.   The special gifts of the Holy Spirit (= charisms) strengthen the apostolic vitality and the holiness of the entire Body of Christ.”

─ Below are excerpts from “Catechism of the Catholic Church” ─


767  “When the work which the Father gave the Son to do on earth was accomplished, the Holy Spirit was sent on the day of Pentecost in order that he might continually sanctify the Church.” 


768 “So that she [the Church] can fulfill her mission, the Holy Spirit ‘bestows upon [the Church] varied hierarchic and charismatic gifts, and in this way directs her.”


799 “Whether extraordinary or simple and humble, charisms are graces of the Holy Spirit which directly or indirectly benefit the Church, ordered as they are to her building up, to the good of men, and to the needs of the world”


800 “Charisms are to be accepted with gratitude by the person who receives them and by all members of the Church as well.  They are a wonderfully rich grace for the apostolic vitality and for the holiness of the entire Body of Christ, provided they really are genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit and are used in full conformity with authentic promptings of this same Spirit, that is, in keeping with charity, the true measure of all charisms.”


801 “It is in this sense that discernment of charisms is always necessary.  No charism is exempt from being referred and submitted to the Church’s shepherds.  ‘Their office (is) not indeed to extinguish the Spirit, but to test all things and hold fast to what is good,’ so that all the diverse and complementary charisms work together’ for the common good.”


2003 “Grace is first and foremost the gift of the Spirit who justifies and sanctifies us.  But grace also includes the gifts that the Spirit grants us to associate us with his work, to enable us to collaborate in the salvation of others and in the growth of the Body of Christ, the Church.  There are sacramental graces, gifts proper to the different sacraments.  There are furthermore special graces, also called charisms after the Greek term used by St. Paul and meaning ‘favor’, ‘gratuitous gifts,’ ‘benefit.’  Whatever their character – sometimes it is extraordinary, such as the gift of miracles or of tongues – charisms are oriented toward sanctifying grace and are intended for the common good of the Church.  They are at the service of charity which builds

up the Church.”


2.  We now live in the new century in which Our Lady will fulfill what the Lord God said to the serpent: “I will put enmities between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed; she shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait for her heel.” (Genesis 3:15).”


Our Lady gave messages to Fr. Stefano Gobbi of The Marian Movement of Priests (December 31, 1997):  “Truly Satan, with the cup of lust, has succeeded in seducing all the nations of the earth.  He has replaced love with hatred: communion with division: justice with many injustices: peace with continuous war.  In fact this entire century (the 20th century) has been spent under the sign of cruel and bloody wars, which have claimed millions of innocent victims.


So then, the Most Holy Trinity has decreed that your century be placed under the sign of my powerful, maternal and extraordinary presence.  Thus, at Fatima I pointed out the way along which humanity must journey for its return to the Lord: that of conversion, prayer and penance.  And as a safe refuge, I offered you my Immaculate Heart.”


3.  How do we know that Our Lady of Guadalupe’s mission has not been limited to Mexico and the 16th Century?


*In 1908, Pope St. Pius X declared the Virgin of Guadalupe “Patroness of Latin America”.


*In 1945 Pope Pius XII declared that the Virgin of Guadalupe was the Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas.  He also declared Her to be the Patroness of the Americas in 1946.


*In 1961 Pope St. John XXIII also declared Her as Mother of the Americas and addressed Her as Mother and Teacher of the Faith to the peoples of the Americas.

*Pope St. John Paul II has prophesized that “the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe would be the center from which the light of Christ’s evangelization would lighten the world through the Miraculous Image of His Mother.”  And declared that “December 12th, all the American Continent, celebrate together, a Liturgical Holy Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother and light of the new evangelization of America.  In 1979 Pope John Paul II called Her the “Star of Evangelization.”  In 1999 on the 5th pastoral visit of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Church proclaimed Her as Patroness of the Americas, Empress of Latin America, and the Protectress of Unborn Children.


Our Lady gave Her messages to Kenneth Staloch six times between 1990 and 1992, especially asking the leaders of the Catholic Church in Mexico to allow the Image of Her in the Basilica of Guadalupe to be more intimate with all Her children so that they may see and recognize Her as their true Mother and convert to Her Son, Jesus, and His Church.  Fr. Walter Winrich, of Marynoll working in Mexico, forwarded these messages to the Cardinal and Bishops in Mexico, and the Mexican Church leaders gave several photographic duplicates of the Original Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe (taken by the NASA experts) to the USA Catholic Church.  In the United States, these duplicate Images, called The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, were brought to thousands of the Catholic parishes and other places in the United States and several other countries. 


Excerpts from Our Lady’s messages to Kenneth Staloch (1990-1992):

*If my image on Juan Diego’s tilma was intended to bring only those 8-9 million people to my Son Jesus during the few years following 12 December 1531, why would I sustain the miracle of my image today, 459 years later?

*My image is a continuing invitation to give yourselves to me so I may do with you what I have planned in bringing my children of all the Americas and the whole world to my Son Jesus through my Immaculate Heart.


*I want to continue the mission I began in 1531.

*The special purpose I came to fulfill started over 460 years ago.  From formerly worship-ping the serpent-god, millions converted to the Catholic Church instituted by my Divine Son, Jesus Christ.  During those early years the terrible practice of human sacrifice ended.

*Together, my dear children, we will end the horrible evil of abortion.  I will help you stop all abortions.  There will be no exceptions.  Together we will bring about a new era of protecting all human life, that is, each person, from conception to natural death.

*I want millions to see my Image, the Woman Clothed with the Sun.  I will melt their hearts to conversion.  Through my Immaculate Heart, I will lead them to the Sacred Heart of my Son.

*You are in great need of my motherly love and protection.  You and your home, the Americas, are being destroyed by pagan practices.  Also, confusion is found even among you who want to lead good lives; even among you who search for me, the Mother of God.  The distractions multiply.  Please return to me, Your Lady of Guadalupe, with your whole heart and the gift of your hands for my work.

*The special purpose I came to fulfill depends so much on your cooperation.  You are a part of my plan.  I knock softly and lovingly at the door of your heart.  Please let me in.

*My Missionary Image, given to the United States of America, is now journeying across that land.  Here, especially, the distractions turning you away from Your Lady of Guadalupe are many and strong.  As I said to Juan Diego, on Tepeyac Hill, I say to you as Your Lady of Guadalupe, “Am I not your Mother?  Do you need anything else?”


4.    How did the Special Photograph of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe begin?

─ Benedict Sang M. Lee, Gresham, Oregon


From the spring of 1991, “the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe” was carried by Mr. Dan Lynch of Vermont and his colleagues to more than 1,000 Catholic parishes plus schools, hospitals, and more in the U.S. and also to several other countries.  Thus, millions of people could see the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and many of them witnessed miracles.  A large number of them converted to Jesus and His Church.


While the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was visiting many places and meeting countless persons, it also became clear that the numbers of all places to visit and so many persons to meet were well beyond what the several volunteers could handle unless they were given thousands of years and enormous financial supports.  Besides, the traveling Image usually stays only a few days at one place and soon leaves to visit other destinations.  We can easily know that Our Lady, already received the divine power from the Holy Trinity must have planned a new way of bringing the Image of Our Lady to Her so many children in the world and also a way for Her children to be with Her closely and all the time.  In other words, as Jesus our Lord already has a way to be very closely with His children all the time through the Holy Eucharist, Our Lady, the true Mother of so many of us, needs a way to closely and always be with Her children.  This is something very important to think about to those who had been so indulged in the worldly things and so far from God, our Father, and Our Lady, our Mother.


On August 15, 1991, Solemnity of Our Lady’s Assumption, there was a Mass in the Chapel of the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, Oregon (also called “the Grotto”).  The Mass at the Grotto began at 10 am and ended at about the noon.  After about five hundred participants in the Mass left the Chapel, there still were about 10 persons praying to Our Lady, touching Her Image, and taking photographs.  I also took a photograph of Our Lady hoping that I could have a good copy of Her Image in our living room.  I was very disappointed, however, because the Image of Our Lady was covered with glass.  It was certain that the reflection of the camera’s flash would make the photograph a failure.  I took a photograph anyhow, as I could not do anything else.  But I prayed to Our Lady, “I am sorry for being unable to take a good photograph of Your Image.  I leave this difficulty to You.” (Later, this reflection of the camera’s flash on the photograph was understood to be the powerful divine light that drive out the evil spirits and protect us.)


A few days later, Chris (my 11yr son in his summer vacation) and I made a first ever trip to Europe mainly to visit the Sanctuary of Lourdes in France.  We were very impressed by the holiness and beauty of the Sanctuary.  After we came home on August 30, we picked up the prints of our photographs at Costco which included the photos I took at the Grotto on August 15.  We did not expect any surprise, but were puzzled over an unexpected image looking like the Eucharist on the tip of Our Lady’s folded hands in one of the photos.  We were amazed, but did not even imagine that it could be some miracle.  We had never experienced any miracle in the past.  But we still wondered how this image of the Eucharist appeared exactly on the tip of Our Lady’s hands.  The size of this image was also the same as that of the Eucharist received by lay faithful during Mass.  Chris and I went back to the Chapel at the Grotto and were convinced that there was no light source in the Chapel that could cause the reflection of an image looking like the Eucharist seen the photo.


Soon, more people in Portland saw this photograph and expressed their amazement.  A lady, the manager of the Marian Center in Portland, said that this photograph was an important blessing.  Another lady in Scottsdale, Arizona said on the phone that there also was an image of the Holy Spirit above the Blessed Mother’s right shoulder.  A young man in Sparks, Nevada, wrote that he could not sleep one night because he was so absorbed in this photograph.  A Korean lady in Los Angeles asked me to send 100 copies of this photograph and, after receiving them, told me by phone that she and her husband smelled a strong fragrance of roses from the photographs when they opened the package and asked me if we sprayed perfume on the photos.  We, of course, had not even imagined such a possibility.  A priest in Alabama, whom we had seen frequently on the EWTN, was enthusiastic about the photograph and contacted us several times.  Another priest in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon was also excited after seeing this photograph.  However, the Archdiocese’s answer to my letter later (December 1991 was neither positive nor negative.  I thought that they probably needed more proofs over more time.  For the next about 20 years, I continued giving the photograph of August 15, 1991 to many persons who were interested in this photograph (the total were about 20,000 photos until 2014 and 40,000 by now).  I was busier translating some Catholic books in Korean into English and some English Catholic books into Korean.  Especially, the “Jesus Our Eucharistic Love” written by Fr. Stefano M. Manelli, F.F.I. translated into Korean (in 2000 A.D.) is still one of the best sellers in the Catholic bookstores in Korea. (Translation of this book into Korean was approved by Fr. Peter D. Fehlner of The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.  The Franciscan Friars and I did not ask the Koreans any part of the profits in Korea.)


Finally, I prepared a letter and report about this photograph and sent them to Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of the Archdiocese of Portland in late June 2014.  I was so joyfully surprised to receive the Archbishop’s letter with positive answers on July 2014, just about ten days after I sent the letter. (Visit www.marys–touch.com to see the Archbishop Sample’s reply letter.)  Since then, I have been focusing my work energy on distributing and explaining the Special Photograph of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


About 3 years before I received the Archbishop’s letter, I had received an e-mail from Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, FI , formerly Rector of the Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Thus, he has been one of the best experts about Our Lady of Guadalupe.  In his e-mail, Fr. Fehlner said (Novermber 12, 2011) “I am personally convinced the photograph is miraculous, that it does not add to what was already in this miraculous portrait of Mary, but rather tends to point out aspects of it not previously noted or if noted, not understood.  Fr. Fehlner asked us not to publicize what he said until the Archbishop of Portland publicizes his decision.  Thus, we had been silent about what Fr. Fehlner said until we received the Archbishop’s letter in July 2014.    


5.    Some questions and answers


Q1 In the Special Photo, why Our Lady is not wearing Her veil?

A1 Inside of the Chapel of the Grotto, there is a large picture on the front wall on which the Holy Trinity bestow the royal crown on Our Lady and She does not need to wear anyr veil.


Q2 Does the Image of Our Lady in the Special Photo replace the Original Image?

A2 No.  The Image in the Special Photo and the Original Image are the same Our Lady. The difference is that the Original Image is pregnant with the Baby Jesus, while the Image in the Special Photo gave birth to the Baby.  Also, a flower bud will not continue as a bud but will burst into blossom. The Original Image of Our Lady and the Image in the Special Photo are at different times. 


Q3 How different is a picture of Our Lady painted by human persons from the Image not made by humans on the earth but by God or Our Lady in Heaven? 

A3 The human-made pictures of Our Lady only symbolize Our Lady.  We respect and love those pictures but do not think them as Our Lady Herself.  The Image made by God or Our Lady is living and has the divine power. The Original Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico and the Image of Our Lady in the Special Photograph are both made by God or Our Lady.  When the living Image of Our Lady is with us, it is the same as we are really with the living Our Lady.  Therefore, do not treat such holy Image carelessly even if it is printed on tilma or paper. The Special Photograph of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe also contains new miraculous images.  It had been proved that Satan and his devil extremely fear this Photograph and run away from it.


Q4 So, what is the value of the Special Photograph of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe?

A4 It makes the wide distribution of the photograph easier and faster.  It makes it easy for us to be closer to Our Lady and to learn to love the Holy Trinity and Our Lady and to love each other  6/14/17

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