ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ PENS PREFACE FOR NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK ON OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
A paperback edition of “Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love” has been published by Penguin Random House with a new preface by Archbishop José H. Gomez.
“She is then a profound icon of the unity of humanity and the Church’s mission to create one family of God out of all the world’s nations and races, peoples and languages,” wrote Archbishop Gomez in the preface. “In this, Guadalupe gives us a vision of the world as God wants it to be.”
The book, written by Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson and Msgr. Eduardo Chávez, an expert on the Marian apparitions witnessed by St. Juan Diego in 16th-century Mexico, was a New York Times bestseller in its original hardcover edition in 2009.
“Anderson and Chávez rightly understand that the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe is prophetic,” wrote Archbishop Gomez. “And I share their belief that the Mother of God holds the ‘key’ for understanding these times.”
“Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love,” traces the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe from the sixteenth century to the present and discuss how her message was and continues to be an important catalyst for religious and cultural transformation. Looking at Our Lady of Guadalupe as a model of the Church and Juan Diego as a model for all Christians, the authors explore the changing face of the Catholic Church. The book shows how Our Lady of Guadalupe’s message was not only historically significant, but how it speaks to contemporary issues confronting the American continents and people today.
For more information on the book, visit https://www.amazon.com/Our-Lady-Guadalupe-Mother-Civilization/dp/1524760234/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me.