Reviews

"I knew little about Marian apparitions in general and this one specifically. The book started out strong by retelling the story of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin before Juan Diego and his uncle Juan Bernardino. But the best part of the book is the in depth examination of the details of the image of the Virgin that was miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma. Every single detail of every flower, of the stars on her cloak, of the belt the Virgin is wearing was important in some way to the indigenous Mexicans and their way of life. It spoke to their mind and their culture in a way no missionary possibly could. The book was full of these details and the effects that the image had at the time and continues to have to this day in the Americas, especially in Mexico.
I loved this book and would recommend it to all Catholics, hands down."
Catholic Book Reviewer

The Catholic Company

“It’s remarkable – and it’s why Our Lady of Gudalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love is so important and needed - that more recent appearances of Mary at Lourdes, Fatima, and even the disputed visitations at Medjugorje are so much more well-known to Americans than her visit to our own continent.”

Brad Miner
A former literary editor of National Review, is senior editor of The Catholic Thing.

“The greatest icon of Christian unity in the New World is Our Lady of Guadalupe, and this compelling, informative, immensely readable book is a fitting tribute to her. It reminds all of us who are ’Americans’ North or South, and whatever our native tongue -- that we are one Christian family, loved by the same Mother and her Son, spanning an entire hemisphere, and joined in a common vocation to create a civilization of love. Read these pages. They will renew your heart.”

Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Denver

"I started reading Our Lady of Guadalupe like a regular book, but ended up not having enough of it. The reason was as simple as unexpected: very rarely do inspiration, devotion and historical accuracy meet in such a superb manner. Mr. Carl Anderson and Msgr. Eduardo Chávez have achieved that poetic balance in this magnificent book, written with both profound love and stunning clarity.

“Our Lady of Guadalupe” is a must–read for all Americans who want to understand why the beloved Patroness of the Americas is rightly called the “Mother of the civilization of love,” and why only under her mantle, the Catholics of this continent will be able to finally carry out the New Evangelization dreamed of by Pope John Paul II and encouraged by Pope Benedict."

Alejandro Bermudez
Editor ACI Prensa and Catholic News Agency