Our Lady of Guadalupe Painting Veneration
December 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come venerate Mother Seton’s original painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Her painting will be on display in the Basilica from 10am-5pm, and Mass will be held at 1:30pm.
It only ever comes out of the archives once a year!
The original painting was given to Mother Seton in 1811 by Matthias O’Conway of Philadelphia, whose daughter, Isabel, was among the first pupils in Mother Seton’s school on Paca Street in Baltimore. Her sister Cecilia, the eldest daughter in the family, was the first candidate of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s. During Mother Seton’s time, it hung on the wall over the altar in the White House; later, it hung for years in the Novitiate with a lamp burning before it.
Mother Seton’s devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe proceeded its international popularity by nearly one hundred years. Our Lady of Guadalupe gained international devotion when Pope Pius XII made her Patroness of the Americas in 1946.