The Missionary Image is an actual (4′ x 6′}, authentic replica of the original Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe enshrined in the Basilica in Mexico City. In 1991, in response to a special request of St. John Paul II, the Bishops of Mexico blessed and commissioned the Missionary Images to bring conversions, reverence for life, sanctity of the family, and solidarity to the Church.
Theresa Marsano brings the IMAGE to us as part of a California Pilgrimage to Close Abortion Centers, after already having visited most abortion facilities in the state. She visited the Santa Rosa abortion facility on Good Friday, with our own Bishop Vasa participating.
After visiting the Napa abortion clinic the Blessed Image will be reposed in our own Adoration Chapel at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Early Saturday morning, Theresa will take the IMAGE to Sacramento to visit three abortion facilities. Then, Sunday, Bishop Soto and five California bishops will conduct a Jericho March around the state capitol then celebrate Mass in reparation and supplication for an end to abortion.
We are ever so grateful to the guardians of the Missionary Images, Dan Lynch Apostolates, for recognizing Our Lady’s desire to come to California for this special Mission for Life and for making the Images visit to Northern California possible for all of us to honor her request