The Rosary Apostolate

Am I not your Mother?  Are you not in my shadow and under my protection? 
Are you not in the fold of my mantle and safe in my arms?

Am I not your Mother?  Are you not in my shadow and under my protection? 
Are you not in the fold of my mantle and safe in my arms?

​THE ROSARY APOSTOLATE OF THE MANTLE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE was borne at the request of The Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, through the devotion of Mrs Naty de Anda, with the intention of covering us under her mantle and offering us her protection as a loving mother, so that our faith may resemble a mustard seed. 

The Apostolate aims to bring people together to pray the Rosary in the family and in the community, recognising the intentions proposed in each Mystery.  This initiative was known and approved on 23 May 2011 by the Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez who at that time was Archbishop of Guadalajara.

The Mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe shows, on one side, the stars as they appear in the Ayate (tilma) of San Juan Diego.  On the other side the it shows a “world map” highlighting:

  • the State of Jalisco, which is where the Apostolate began;
  • Mexico City, the place where the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared;
  • Vatican City, with the keys that represent the Pope as our guide;
  • Bethlehem, with the letters “JHS” which are the sign of the bread of life;
  • and finally the place where the mantle is sent, whether it is a continent, a country or a city.

On ANZAC Day, 25 April 2019, Australia, with much love and enthusiasm for the Apostolate, received its first Mantle and is pictured here.  The second Mantle arrived in Australia on 8 May 2019.

The Holy Virgin asks us to:

  • Confess regularly
  • Attend Mass every day and receive Holy Communion
  • Fast on Wednesday and Friday 
  • Pray the Rosary
  • Visit the Blessed Sacrament