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A Queen on Pilgrimage
Through the Pilgrim Queen of the Family apostolate, Our Lady of Guadalupe is visiting her children all around the world.

Our Lady of Guadalupe image
"Am I not here, who am your Mother?"

December 12, 2009. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe dwells in Mexico City, but her reach goes far beyond the boundaries of Mexico and the Americas. Stories of her miraculous intercession appear all over the world, and people from hundreds of nations cherish a personal devotion to the Mother whose tender words never fail to touch the heart: “Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more? Let nothing else worry you or disturb you…

In an effort to help more people develop a closer relationship with Our Lady, the Pilgrim Queen of the Family apostolate was founded in early 2005. The program itself is simple: a triptych image of Our Lady of Guadalupe circulates among ten families, spending three days with each family. During the three days that a family hosts the image, they gather to pray the Rosary in front of her. After their three days are up, they send the image on to the next family in their network.

Pilgrim Queen of the Family logo in English
very wide mantle

Since its creation in January of 2005, Pilgrim Queen of the Family has spread to over 50 countries, gathering over 18,000 families to host a triptych image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and pray the Rosary together.

Over 29,600 shrines are currently in circulation among various networks of families and friends, serving as a reminder of Our Lady’s presence in their lives.

The Empress of the Americas is welcomed in families in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, the United States, Canada, El Salvador, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad.

Across the ocean, there are also shrines and families in Africa (Madagascar and South Africa), a sprinkling in Asia (China, India, Korea, the Philippines, and Singapore), and a discreet presence in the Middle East (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel).

There is a shrine in Australia, plus many more in European countries (Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Monaco, Sweden, Switzerland, England, and Poland).

Aside from her physical presence in various countries, the Pilgrim Queen also has an internet presence on the Pilgrim Queen of the Family web site, which is full of resources, articles, and testimonies on Our Lady of Guadalupe and St Juan Diego.

Visit the web site in English at this link.



Related links web site
Mission Network
Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center and the Center for Family Development
Changing Hearts
Cancun-Chetumal Prelature
Helping Hands Medical Missions

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