Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico has started arriving in Mexico City, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe has opened its shelter for pilgrims to weary Central American migrants.

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(See http://catholicphilly.com/2018/11/news/world-news/caravan-heads-to-mexico-city-guadalupe-basilica-opens-for-migrants/)

Blessed Mother Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for the desperate caravan of migrants as we pray:

Lord Jesus, today you call us to welcome the members of God’s family who come to our land to escape oppression, poverty, persecution, violence, and war. Like your disciples, we too are filled with fear, doubt, and even suspicion. We build barriers in our hearts and in our minds.

Lord Jesus, help us by your grace,
to banish fear from our hearts, that we may embrace each of your children as our own brother and sister;
to welcome migrants and refugees with joy and generosity, while responding to their many needs;
to realize that you call all people to your holy mountain to learn the ways of peace and justice;
to share of our abundance as you spread a banquet before us;
to give witness to your love for all people, as we celebrate the many gifts they bring.

We praise you and give you thanks for the family you have called together from so many people. We see in this human family a reflection of the divine unity of the one Most Holy Trinity in whom we make our prayer: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Source: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)