The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated in December to commemorate her appearance at a place in Mexico where the Aztecs honored their ‘Revered Mother,’ a goddess of compassion, Tonantzin. When the White Christians’ Goddess appeared, they recognized her caring mother archetype and so, we have the multi-valented Lady of Guadalupe, still honored today.

O Holy Mother,
Beacon of Darkness,
You call me inside
Behind the veil

To your heart, to your womb.
I feel the hot breath of your words
And know your presence,
Your power.

Teach me to walk simply and surely
In new and labyrinthine ways.
To trust the edge you draw me over
To fall deeply into the darkness of your arms.