9 Thoughts on Our Lady of Guadalupe

I returned from our NSTI pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was a beautiful pilgrimage with beautiful people.

Here are 9 quick reflections on Our Lady of Guadalupe after having returned home to the US:

  1. More than ever, I’m convinced that Mary leads us deeply to Jesus. There are things about Jesus that we can never know without Mary. She is a microscope that “magnifies” different attributes of Jesus and His eternal message.
  2. The miraculous image of Our Lady on the tilma seems to have changed since I saw it last two years ago. This is obviously subjective perception on my part. It seemed larger and more alive and more colorful.
  3. I loved seeing my son Jude serve Mass for the first time at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and his second time at the relics of Blessed Miguel Pro. This was a highlight for me. Here’s a pic:
    Jude serving Mass
  4. Last time at the Basilica, I promised Our Lady to bring my wife Joy with me on the next pilgrimage. It was difficult traveling Mexico with a 4 month old baby, but she did a great job and I’m really proud of her.
  5. Our group of 43 pilgrims (most from NSTI) were fantastic. Kate (one of our pilgrims) related how bringing her intentions to Guadalupe was liking carrying the roses of prayer in her own tilma like Saint Juan Diego and having Our Lady “rearrange them” to be more acceptable.
  6. The devotion of the Mexican people as they prepared for a Papal visit was inspirational. Their faith and joy are inspiring.
  7. When at San Miguel, we saw all the poor people carrying Baby Jesus dolls to the churches to be blessed. They were doing this to commemorate the “Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.” It’s a beautiful devotion that I have never known.
  8. Food in Mexico is so good. Churros. Fruit popsicles. Mexican Bernaise sauce!
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  9. We observed pilgrims walking on foot for 6 days to Mexico City to greet the Pope. 6 days! Would we spend 6 days of penance for the good of the Vicar of Christ and to welcome His Holiness in an act of hospitality?

There are 100 of other things (I’ll share more on Guadalupe in a podcast), but it was just a wholesome and beautiful pilgrimage. I hope that you’ll join us again in a year or so when we do it again.

If you want to watch a Webinar on Our Lady of Guadalupe, click here.

If you want to join me on a Pilgrimage to Rome and Italy, please reserve your spot by clicking here.

Godspeed,
Taylor Marshall

Where are the Skulls of Saints Peter and Paul?

In the video below I give a brief history and tour of one of my favorite places in Rome: the Pope’s Cathedral and Basilica of Saint John Lateran.

Although many people have forgotten, the heads of Peter and Paul are situated in the baldacchino which you can see in this video (click here to watch):

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You’re Invited to Rome for a Pilgrimage (Pilgrim vs. Tourist)

Have you ever wanted to go to Rome, the Eternal City – not as a tourist but as a pilgrim

If so, you’re invited to our 2016 NSTI Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi, and Siena with solid priests, reverent Masses at sacred sites, confessions, relics, basilicas, martyrs, Padre Pio, Eucharistic miracles, catacombs, and Catholic classes taught by me along the way on “Rome and the Origins of Catholicism.” This is a unique pilgrimage that combines spiritual growth, academic discovery, and lots of food, folks, and fun.

Video: What You’ll See in Rome:

Here’s a video of me explaining (with photos) of what you’ll experience on this special pilgrimage. Spots are are limited due to hotel and coach space. Watch below or click here to watch:

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Pilgrimage to Our Lady Guadalupe w Taylor Marshall

An Educational Marian Pilgrimage

We are going to see Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico and I want you to join us on this pilgrimage!

Please watch this video where I explain this unique pilgrimage and show you photos of our itinerary to the miraculous tilma, Tepeyac hill, the old basilica, new basilica, Cathedral and apparition site of St Michael:

Get the details and sign up for this Guadalupe pilgrimage by clicking here.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the one apparition of Our Lady that is still with us. I’d like for you to join me on an educational pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe. You might be nervous about traveling to Mexico, but the New Saint Thomas Institute has teamed up with 206 Tours to provide a first class pilgrimage with experienced Catholic tour guides, Catholic priests to say Mass for us and hear confessions, Spanish translators, clean coaches, clean water, great food, and your hotel in the nicest neighborhood of Mexico City.

 

If you’ve ever wanted to see the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe, this is an excellent opportunity to experience it on a professional tour with academic instruction along the way. I’ll also be teaching four NSTI classes while we ride on the coaches to various shrines and churches:

  1. History and Tradition of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  2. Mary as Mediatrix
  3. How to Explain Mary to Protestants
  4. The History of Marian Doctrine and Dogma over 2,000 years

You can learn all about the pilgrimage in this video.

  • Feb 4-9, 2016
  • 20% discount for Catholic clergy
  • Discount for current active Members of NSTI (use coupon code)

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Dr. Taylor Marshall will be leading an Eternal City Pilgrimage to Rome from June 26 to July 5 2016.

Please click here to see the full itinerary: Eternal City Pilgrimage Itinerary with Taylor Marshall 

Date:June 26, 2016—July 5, 2016
Event:Eternal City Pilgrimage to Rome
Sponsor: New Saint Thomas Institute
Location:Rome, Loretto, Assisi, Montecassino, San Giovanni Rotondo
Italy
Registration:Click here to register.
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