La Promesa Foundation is a non-profit organization established in May 1996 by a group of lay Catholics. The Foundation chose the name 'La Promesa' because in the beginning, the Incorporators made a 'promise' in our mission statement, requesting the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
In a covenant of love to our Lord Jesus Christ and to Our Lady of Guadalupe we committed ourselves to:
Starting with absolutely nothing we placed our trust in the Lord and our Blessed Mother. By August of 1996 we were breaking ground for the construction of the Guadalupe Resource Center where our ministry has flourished. We provide at no charge, a large bilingual library of materials for promoting the Truths of the Catholic Faith.
In 1998 our beloved Pope John Paul II, while visiting America said, "I wish to reflect on the laity in the Church's life and mission. The new evangelization that can make the twenty-first century a springtime of the Gospel is a task for the entire People of God, but will depend in a decisive way on the lay faithful being fully aware of their baptismal vocation and their responsibility for bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to their culture and society." This plea came with such fatherly love, that we found ourselves asking, how could we do greater efforts of evangelization than the Catholic Resource Center?