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Each year, the Cathedral is privileged to host the Archdiocesan celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Madre de las Americas.

The roses at the altar recall the story of the appearance of the Virgin to St. Juan Diego, when she filled his tilma with blooming roses in the middle of winter.

In the procession from St. Mary's Catholic Church, a young woman plays the part of Mary in a living tableau of the apparitions.

The bishop doubted Juan Diego at first, but when he saw the roses and the miraculous image on the tilma, he believed and built the church Mary wanted on the hill of Tepeyac.

Groups of dancers from all over the Archdiocese participate in the procession.

Each group of danzantes wears a distinctive costume, which speaks both of pride in their culture and love for the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Mariachi musicians play the traditional morning song to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Las Mañanitas.

During the entrance procession of the Mass, everyone crowds forward to catch a glimpse of our new Archbishop, J. Peter Sartain.  This was his first major liturgy in the Cathedral since his Installation.

Archbishop Sartain presided and preached in Spanish.

Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo joined Archbishop Sartain for the Rite of Sprinkling.

¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!


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