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|SCA8221||SINGLE CARD WITH ENVELOPE||
No more than 2 are available.
|WCA8221||Package of 10 cards with envelopes||
…out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
An icon image of Mary, dressed as Our Lady of Guadalupe, standing atop a mountain. She stands in front of a golden star and is surrounded by a blue mandorla. The image represents three three visitations of Mary: she visits her cousin Elizabeth, she visits the people of America (apparation at Tepeyac to St. Juan Diego), and now she is visiting us.
Icon greeting cards are single-fold cards printed on heavy stock, 4.38" x 5.93". The cards are blank inside for your own message or custom imprint and have an explanation of the history and symbolism of the icon printed on the back.
Looking on the icon of Mary, Star of Evangelization, one can see three levels or hills:
The image is rooted in scripture. In the Gospel of St. Luke, Mary, pregnant with Our Lord “rises and goes to the hill country” (Luke 1:39) to visit her kinswoman Elizabeth. This is the first evangelization journey. Mary brings the Word of God, flesh incarnate, to her cousin. Elizabeth is pregnant with John the Baptist, the one who goes before him.
Mary comes to the new world as Our Lady of Guadalupe and appears on the hill at Tepeyac to St. Juan Diego, a member of the indigenous people. This appearance is truly a sign of evangelization in the Americas. It was one of the most incredible conversions in the church. The conversion of the whole country of Mexico began after her apparition in 1531.
Mary, daughter of Zion—out of Zion will come forth blessing and refreshment. God’s Word will come from the hill of Zion (Isaiah 2:3). We are evangelized through the Word so we in turn can evangelize.
Notes by Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.