Patroness of the Americas

Patroness of the Americas

stoneWith the gift of the Tepeyac stone came a charge: to build the shrine, but also to share Our Lady of Guadalupes story as patroness of the Americas. For a university shaped by a long tradition of Catholic learning and an acknowledged commitment to the Catholic Church and its teachings, there are few more fitting projects than a shrine to the patroness of the Americas at large, the U.S. Catholic Church and the Diocese of Dallas: Our Lady of Guadalupe. Such a shrine, especially one that incorporates a special stone from Tepeyac, will reinforce UD's standing as a Catholic university with prominent regional and global roles to play. Additionally, by constructing the shrine, UD will acknowledge and embrace the great devotion that Catholics, particularly Hispanic Catholics, throughout the Americas have for Our Lady of Guadalupe.