46 Rosaries in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

A popular Mexican Tradition:

For more than a century, each year from October 28 the tradition of the 46 rosaries in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe is performed. It is a traditional spiritual preparation for the focal date which is the 12th of December.
Worshipers gather to pray the rosary for 46 days in Chapels/temple, churches and homes; but especially in the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. They pray one rosary for each star that can be appreciated on the mantle of this important advocation.

The origin of this ancient devotion goes back to the XIX century. The number 46 is significant because it represents the number of stars of the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This devotion is still carried today: as an encounter of faith. It is a practice that is pleasing to God and through this devotion many favors have been granted.

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Original Image in Mexico

This venerable tradition links the month of October, which is dedicated to the Holy rosary, from October 28th to Dec 12th which is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe ( La Virgin Morena).

The rosary is prayed for each one of the stars that appeared in her mantle. One of the psalms says that God “counts the stars”  and the 46 rosaries in honor of Our Lady Of Guadalupe!

It is not scientifically known why there are 46 stars on the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe! There are many accounts of this particular finding:  It is said that God wants to tell us something with this number.

The number 46 is found in the Bible in the dialogue of Jesus with the Jews when he said to them: “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied: “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?( Jn 2; 20)

The original litanies to honor our lady are also 46 and it is 46 chromosomes that we need to exist: 23 from the man and 23 from the woman. Could it then be said that Mary presents herself in this manner as if saying: I bring to you the Giver of Life… I personally will care for your life?

She is the Mother of Life , she will show us all her love during our fragile and ephemeral existence.

Hopefully, those who participate with fidelity of this divine and Marian event will experience during these 46 days of friendship, life and prayer will form a true community of faith, prayer, love and solidarity of service capable of transforming inhumane realities to make a society that is more united, dignified, just and fraternal.

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The names of the stars for each day of the 46 rosaries in Honor of Our Lady are:

– October 28 – Wonderful Star (Star of Wonder).

– October 29 – Joyful Star (Star of Joy).

– October 30 – Beautiful Star (Star of Beauty).

– October 31 – Ever Virgin Star.

– November 1 – Evangelizer Star.

– November 2 – Compassionate Star.

– November 3 – Our Mother Star.

– November 4 – Our Lady Star.

– November 5 – Messenger Star.

– November 6 – Patient Star.

– November 7 – Humble Star.

– November 8 – Impeller /Promoter Star.

– November 9 – Committed Star.

– November 10 – Faithful Star.

– November 11 – Mother of Christ Star.

– November 12 – Powerful Star.

– November 13 – Sorrowful Star.

– November 14 – Grateful Star.

– November 15 – Queen of Hope Star.

– November 16 – Solidarity Star/ star of solidarity.

– November 17 – Welcoming Star.

– November 18 November – Star Educator.

– November 19 – Star Benevolent

– November 20 – Consoling Star.

– November 21 – Queen of Unity Star

– November 22 – Queen of Trust Star

– November 23 – Obedient Star

– November 24 – Resilient Star

– November 25 – Respectful Star

– November 26 – Beloved Star

– November 27 – Dialogue Star

– November 28 – Witness Star

– November 29 – Queen of the Covenant Star

– November 30 – Reconciling Star

– December 1 – Servant Star

– December 2 – Guadalupe Star

– December 3 – Missionary Star

– December 4 – Admirable Star

– December 5 – Light Star

– December 6 – Comforting Star

– December 7 – Amiable Star

– December 8 – Immaculate Star

– December 9 – Flower of flowers Star

–December 10 – Mother of Heaven Star

– December 11 – star of courage and motivation

– December 12 – Perfect Star

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