She comes in Untidy Ways mostly, often in very big and very bold form rather than demure.
You will recognize her on sight,
for She is a woman
who looks just like you
and all that you love.
Coda: Mi Guadalupe is a
Girl Gang Leader in Heaven
Mi Guadalupe is a girl gang leader in Heaven.
She is unlike the pale blue serene woman.
She is serene, yes, like a great ocean is serene.
She is obedient, yes, like the sunrise
is obedient to the horizon line.
She is sweet, yes,
Like a huge forest of sweet maple trees.
She has a great heart, vast holiness,
and like any girl gang leader ought,
Her lap is big enough
to hold every last one of us.
can hold us,
And with Such Immaculate Love.
Excerpted from the book: “Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul.” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Art: Our Lady of Guadalupe by Jan Oliver-Schultz