December 11, 2006 Monday 3PM CT
December 12 marks the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Arguably Mexico's most popular religious image: Nobel laureate Octavio Paz wrote in 1974 that "the Mexican people, after more than two centuries of experiments, have faith only in the Virgin of Guadalupe and the National Lottery." This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, we discuss the Virgin of Guadalupe and the reemergence of Mary in the modern Catholic Church.
- Charlene Spretnak, author of "Missing Mary: The Queen of Heaven and Her Re-emergence in the Modern Church"
- Lynn 12/11/06: "I just wanted to let you know that the parishes where I am from never really lost the Mary devotion and in some ways it is coming back even stronger. All our churches have statues of Mary and even separate devotional areas for her both inside the church and out."