For the second year, and under the spiritual leadership of Archbishop José H. Gomez, 140 faithful from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles participated in a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, in Mexico City July 5-9

Archbishop Gomez presided Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City July 7, and presented hundreds of prayer requests for the intercession of Our Lady Guadalupe collected at the Masses celebrating the inaugural Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Feast and the immigrant spirit of America.

The pilgrimage also included a Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heavens, and a visit to Santa Maria Tulpetlac Parish, the church of the fifth apparition of the Virgin to St. Juan Diego.

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