Pope Pius XII gave Our Lady of Guadalupe the title of “Empress of the
Americas” in 1945. Since December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of
Guadalupe, this is a propitious moment to recall how She reigns over our
nation from Heaven, protecting and guiding us with Motherly solicitude
and tenderness. The constant miracle memorialized on Saint Juan Diego’s tilma
and the context of the apparitions remind us that Our Lady is
victorious over the serpent, intervenes in history and is eager to
intercede for those who seek Her intercession in this vale of tears.