May 18: Feast of Blessed Guadalupe

Besides being her feast day, May 18th is the first anniversary of the beatification of Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri.

On 18 May 2019, the chemist and researcher Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri (1916-1975) was beatified in Madrid. In a letter read during the ceremony, Pope Francis called her an example of the "holiness of 'normality.'"

On the occasion of the first anniversary of her beatification, from 7 pm to 8 pm (Spain time: GMT+2), a live webcam from the Oratory of the Knight of Grace in Madrid will allow people to pray before Blessed Guadalupe's tomb. At 8 pm, a Mass will be celebrated in Spanish at the same site, which will be broadcast through this website and the official YouTube, Instagram and Facebook channels.

Let the Memories Bring You Back

A little over a year ago, few of us knew much about Guadalupe's life. And yet, since Pope Francis announced her beatification, many people have gotten to know the story of Blessed Guadalupe and have discovered that she can be the "saint next door" for their own lives.

How did this come about? Below is a summary of the various events to help us remember Guadalupe and her beatification.

Summary of the Beatification Ceremony:

Guadalupe: Blessed (1-Minute Summary):

Summary of the Preparations for the Beatification:

Argentinian Kids Explain Why Guadalupe is Blessed:

Full Video of the Get-Together with the Prelate of Opus Dei:

Guadalupe Ortiz: Her Life in 60 Seconds:

Soundtrack: Music from the Beatification: