The Relic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is to visit Our Lady of Canvey parish in Canvey Island from 25 – 27 June. A number of events are planned for the weekend:

On Saturday 25 June there will be Adoration/Confessions at 11am with a Mass of Reception at 12 noon. You are invited to bring a packed lunch at 1pm.  In the afternoon there will be Rosaries for Peace and Life before a Divine Mercy history talk. Confessions will precede Mass at 6pm. At 7pm there will be Veneration followed by refreshments.

Sunday 26 June will follow a similar agenda with 9.30 am Confessions, followed by Mass at 10am, Veneration at 11am, Rosaries at 12 noon and talks in the afternoon. (Please bring a packed lunch if attending through the day.) From 3.30 pm there will be Adoration and Healing Ministry followed by Praise and worship at 4.30 pm. Mass will take place at 10am on Monday morning.

In 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to a humble peasant named Juan Diego (now Saint Juan Diego). She left a Miraculous Image of her appearance on his tilma (cloak), which still exists today for all to see in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Saint John Paul II authorised the creation of 220 digital replicas of this blessed original image of Our Lady of Guadalupe for worldwide distribution. These consecrated images have been declared as Authorised Relics that extend the graces of evangelisation, conversion and truth to those nations which receive them; the same graces as extended in 1531.

The fundamental purpose of the consecrated images is to fulfil the prophecy of Pope Saint John Paul II when he proclaimed: ‘The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be the centre from which the light of the gospel of Christ will illuminate the entire world by means of the miraculous image of His mother.”

This information has been taken from the Shrine website: SHRINE OF THE MIRACULOUS RELIC IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (