The Great Big B Files Pyramid Puzzle . . . 2nd Edition . . . The Answers is the subject of this Big B File.
As Promised . . . Here are the answers. First of all, below is shown how the puzzle breaks down by word and Phrase Every other Phrase (starting with the Second Phrase is in Blue) and every other word (starting with the first word) has the background highlighted in Light Green.
Those of who are Catholics (especially the Devout Catholics) are going to be kicking yourselves (figuratively speaking) after you see the answers.
The puzzle above consists of the Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG), a statement about her, and her feast day. The Prayer goes just like this……
A Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe,
make intercession for holy Church,
protect the sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke you in their necessities,
and since you are the ever Virgin Mary
and Mother of the true God,
obtain for us from your most holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith,
of sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life
of burning charity, and the precious gift
of final perseverance.
Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is the patroness of the Americas and of the Unborn. All people in North America celebrate her feast day, especially the Hispanic community . . . who really know how to celebrate her feast day in a big way, which the Big B Files believes is a good thing. Ϯ
The first apparition occurred near what is now the capital city of Mexico, Mexico City, on December 9, 1531. Saint Juan Diego was hurrying along to Church to attend the celebrations and mass for the feast day of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary when Mary herself stopped him on the road to the church. As EWTN News tells the story of St. Juan Diego in the story Guadalupe visionary St. Juan Diego honored Dec. 9 by Benjamin Mann:
In 1474, 50 years before receiving the name Juan Diego (picture on right – Courtesy of EWTN News) at his baptism, a boy named Cuauhtlatoatzin—“singing eagle”—was born in the Anahuac Valley of present-day Mexico. Though raised according to the Aztec pagan religion and culture, he showed an unusual and mystical sense of life even before hearing the Gospel from Franciscan missionaries.
In 1524, Cuauhtlatoatzin and his wife converted and entered the Catholic Church. The farmer now known as Juan Diego was committed to his faith, often walking long distances to receive religious instruction. In 1531, he would be the recipient of a world-changing miracle.
On Dec. 9, Juan Diego was hurrying to Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. But the woman he was heading to church to celebrate, came to him instead.
In the native Aztec dialect, the radiant woman announced herself as the “ever-perfect holy Mary, who has the honor to be the mother of the true God.”
“I am your compassionate Mother, yours and that of all the people that live together in this land,” she continued, “and also of all the other various lineages of men.”
She asked Juan Diego to make a request of the local bishop. “I want very much that they build my sacred little house here”—a house dedicated to her son Jesus Christ, on the site of a former pagan temple, that would “show him” to all Mexicans and “exalt him” throughout the world.
She was asking a great deal of a native farmer. Not surprisingly, his bold request met with skepticism from Bishop Juan de Zumárraga. But Juan Diego said he would produce proof of the apparition, after he finished tending to his uncle whose death seemed imminent.
Making his way to church on Dec. 12, to summon a priest for his uncle, Juan Diego again encountered the Blessed Virgin. She promised to cure his uncle and give him a sign to display for the bishop. On the hill where they had first met he would find roses and other flowers, though it was winter.
Doing as she asked, he found the flowers and brought them back to her. The Virgin Mary then placed the flowers inside his tilma, the traditional garment he had been wearing. She told him not to unwrap the tilma containing the flowers, until he had reached the bishop.
When he did, Bishop Zumárraga had his own encounter with Our Lady of Guadalupe – through the image of her that he found miraculously imprinted on the flower-filled tilma. The Mexico City basilica that now houses the tilma has become, by some estimates, the world’s most-visited Catholic shrine.
– Guadalupe visionary St. Juan Diego honored Dec. 9 by Benjamin MannDenver, Colo., Dec 4, 2011 / 08:19 am (EWTN News/CNA)
In case you didn’t get it, the very top of the Great Big B Files Pyramid Puzzle . . . 2nd Edition is a dead giveaway . . . considering the fact that the top of the puzzle is the very title of the prayer contained in the puzzle itself. Just see for yourself by taking a look at the top section of the puzzle (shown below) . . . .
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