Bearing roses in December as a sign, Our Lady of Guadalupe brings to the world the message of hope - that the night is over and a new springtime of life is here. The mystery of the images in the eyes of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is something which has come to light only in our day. The whole image is itself a mystery, but photography has revealed the reflection of images in her pupils of the kind that you would see only in real, living eyes. In fact, thirteen people in all can be seen in the pupil of her right eye. These include the Bishop who received the original message of Juan Diego and Juan Diego himself. There is also a family group in which one parent is carrying a baby on the shoulders. This is surely a message from Our Lady for today - that God wishes to safeguard the mystery of the family. Let us give thanks for the presence of the Mother of God in human history.