DECEMBER 12, NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE  Lectionary #690A

In addition to the suggested readings offered at 690A, texts may be taken from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Two options are offered at #690A for the first reading and two for the Gospel. The feast commemorates the second apparition of Mary at the hill of Tepeyac to St. Juan Diego Cuatitlatoatzin in 1531. After this apparition, the Aztec visionary showed his tilma to the Spanish Bishop Zumáraga, and impressed on that cloak was the image of Mary with Aztec features. The first church erected on the spot was, in fact, Juan Diego’s hermitage.

Psalm of the Day: Judith 13
This brief canticle, drawn from a book that is largely a fictional work, sings the praise of a woman who defeated God’s enemies. Curiously, neither this canticle nor the Canticle of Hannah (suggested below) is widely available in a musical setting. Since these two canticles are the most appropriate for this day, you might chant one of them using a simple psalm tone.
You Are the Highest Honor (Kolar)  PMB 760
or, from the Common: 1 Samuel 2 (Lectionary #709-1)
The canticle of Hannah, mother of the prophet Samuel, is the model on which the Magnificat is based. (Keep in mind that the Magnificat was the responsorial psalm for the previous Sunday.)

Songs for the Liturgy
See the suggestions for Immaculate Conception and for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Buenos Días, Paloma Blanca  FYC 197
Con Guitarras y Trompetas  FYC 222
Dios Te Salve, María de América  FYC 239
For All the Faithful Women (vs. 4-5)  RS 885
Hail Blessed Virgin Full of Grace  CH 314
Joy to You (1-Rev.)  PMB 526
Las Apariciones Guadalupanas  FYC 215
Let Us with Joy Our Voices Raise (Ps) WOR 715
Mañanitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe  FYC 209
María, Madre del Señor  FYC 201
Mary, How Lovely the Light of Your Glory WOR 711
O God Hear Us  JS 702
O Queen of Heaven/Regina Caeli  (1-Rev.) GC 447/WC 571/WOR 443
Oh Virgen de Guadalupe  FYC 246
Reina del Cielo  FYC 216
Salve Regina/Hail, Blessed Lady  CH 331/GC 779/GC2 780/JS 508/PMB 536/RS 894/WC 982
She Will Show Us the Promised One  PMB 539/WC 985
Sing to God with the Tambourine (Judith 16)  PMB 490
Star upon the Ocean  JS 504/PMB 527/WC 977
Virgen de Guadalupe  FYC 244
Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe  FYC 214

[top]