‘The Cornerstone’ Will Chronicle Shrine’s Daily Happenings

February 16, 2012 by  
Filed under News Releases, The Cornerstone

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is launching a new blog, The Cornerstone, in connection with the unveiling of its new interactive website. The Cornerstone will give readers a glimpse at the daily happenings of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Readers will meet pilgrims, hear from different staff members and volunteers, delve into historical archives, find out about breaking news, follow Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe events and conferences as they happen, learn about special offers in the Flores Mariae Gift Shop and Culina Mariana Café, and much more.

“The words of her dialogue with her Son and Lord and of her instruction to the wine stewards at the Wedding Feast at Cana … are, in short, the program of our life pilgrimage, which we discover anew on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.” – Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

The name of the blog, The Cornerstone, refers to the cornerstone of the Shrine Church which was blessed on 19 May 2005. Inscribed on the cornerstone is the Latin phrase, “Quodcumque dixerit vobis, facite” (Jn 2:5). In English, “Do whatever He tells you.” These words to the wine stewards at the Wedding Feast at Cana are the last of Our Lady in the Gospels. They point each of us to her Son and Lord and offer a model for our life of pilgrimage.

As Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Founder of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, noted in his Homily at the Solemn Dedication of the Shrine Church, “Our Lady of Guadalupe, drawing us to herself, takes us, with maternal tenderness and directness, to her Divine Son, above all, in the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Penance, with the instruction which she gave to the wine stewards at the Wedding Feast at Cana: ‘Do whatever He tells you’ (Jn 2:5).  The words of her dialogue with her Son and Lord and of her instruction to the wine stewards at the Wedding Feast at Cana … are, in short, the program of our life pilgrimage, which we discover anew on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

Visit The Cornerstone often, learn more about the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe and discover anew the program of our life pilgrimage by making a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

 

 

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2 Responses to “‘The Cornerstone’ Will Chronicle Shrine’s Daily Happenings”
  1. Patricia Viamontes says:

    I have had the good fortune to visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse many times and I feel such peace when I am there! I thank Cardinal Burke for getting this Shrine built. I hope all of you will consider a pilgrimage to this most wonderful place…you will be surprised at the beauty of it…I promise you! I will be enjoying
    The Cornerstone.

  2. mary says:

    I came to the Shrine on a Pilgrimage and was very pleased with the events that happened before we got there and after we left I keep a watchful eye on the events through Facebook. On our journey to LaCrosse last Set 29 2012, I say were we about 35 miles from the Shrine and in the sky appear a great cross I got pictures, My mother saw this and so did the two people behind us and then at the Shrine we saw what we could do (to my mother being 82 could not do alot of galavanting} but we looked around in the gift shop went to the candle house and lite a candle for the family made it to the Shrine and participated in Mass,visited the tomb of the unborn and then made it to the last Station of the Cross, said our prayers and headed back down. On this trip I watched a girl who was cold to faith of anykind (her mother requested she take the trip) accept that God is real and forgiving and like a child with a new gift told me she was blessed Here I may also add part Comes from Friar Joe of Warsaw ND and she had a relic blessing also and she was so happy, Her life changed that day as did mine I realized noone but the Lord can make me happy if others do, it is a bonus and the many sleepless nights I have are not from fear but from the need to hear his words and in them I and finding peace, still confused but so much more acceptable to the ins and outs, and I have since that time took my occassional prayers to daily of 2 1/2 hours a day I have yearned to be there at the Shrine so often and I have asked that I may return this year, and then I open the book today and the three Shrines are listed as part of the year of Faith … AMEN I say AMEN

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