|Pilgrims kneel at the feet of the Virgen de El Cisne at the Peekskill Riverfront|
|This is a photo I took in 2008 of the original image found in the Basilica in Ecuador|
|Here I am (with Deacon Carlos Campoverde) celebrating Mass in the Basilica in Ecuador in 2008, the statue is above.|
How beautiful it is, then ,that the Church gives us a spiritual mother in Mary to lead us out of exile. God, in his infinite Wisdom, knew His children, knew of their need for a Mother to guide them, to protect them, to love them.
October, the Month of the Holy Rosary, is a great time to come to know Mary better. Maybe it’s been awhile but, fear not, dust off those beautiful beads and pray…(check out this link for a guide on how to say the Rosary http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/rosary/how_to.htm ). Spend some time with your beautiful Mother who is always reaching out to you. She longs for you to know her better, she longs for you to love her more. She longs to lead you out of exile and, into her loving embrace!
|The Virgin of El Cisne at Assumption Church|