Friends of the Rosary:
Today, November 9th is the feast day of Our Lady of La Almudena, patroness of several cities in Spain and Latin America, including Madrid. La Almudena was a medieval statue that protected Madrid in the 11th century against the Muslims.
La Almudena was the image that accompanied Maria Blanca during her two-month stay in hospital — the one you see along with the picture of my holy wife. In the last three weeks, we also added Our Lady of Fatima. I remember the day we bought the image of La Almudena, three years ago, after mass in the magnificent Cathedral of Madrid.
The Virgin Mary has always been present in our life. While she was in intensive care, Maria Blanca shared with me that some days she felt the presence of the Blessed Mother. I was taking the opportunity to ask: What does She say to you? “Que siga,” “To keep on.”
That’s what we are trying to do.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York