Our Lady of Guadalupe Mother of the Americas.
Know for certain, least of my sons, that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary.
Mother of the True God through whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near and far,
the Master of heaven and earth.
It is my earnest wish that a temple be built here to my honour. Here I will demonstrate, I will exhibit, I will give all my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to the people.
I am your merciful mother, the merciful mother of all of you who live united in this land,
and all mankind, of all those who love me, of those who cry to me, of those who seek me,
of those who have confidence in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow and will remedy and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities and misfortunes.
Words of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego, Dec. 9, 1531.