As we approach the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas, it’s worth mentioning that a parish in Allentown, Pa., is home to a national shrine dedicated to her.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Immaculate Conception BVM Church was dedicated in 1974 after a national search by the U.S. bishops, according to an article on Page 3 of the Nov. 26 issue of The A.D. Times, the diocesan newspaper.
“Our Lady is a protector and continues to love, guide and care for all people,” said Father Harold Dagle, the parish’s retired pastor.
Also last month The Catholic Sun in Phoenix in its Nov. 30 issue had a wonderful feature by reporter J.D. Long-Garcia, who went to Mexico to report on the devotion there to Our Lady of Guadalupe.