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Each year, the Hispanic community from across Western Washington comes together to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Madre de las Americas. The celebration begins with the rosary at St. Mary's Church, followed by a procession through the streets to the Cathedral, led by a float with Juan Diego and Our Lady.

Groups of dancers are a highlight of the procession. Each group wears distinctive garb that reflects different regions of Mexico and the rich faith and cultural traditions of the Hispanic peoples.

Children take an active part in every aspect of the celebration, from dancing to singing to serving at the Mass.

Some of the younger dancers get pretty tired by the time they have danced the two miles from St. Mary's to the Cathedral.

Each group of danzantes enters the Cathedral with music and percussion.


An icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe is given honor in the entrance procession.

Archbishop Sartain incenses the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

On this day in 2010, Archbishop Sartain was installed as Archbishop of Seattle.
Happy anniversary, Archbishop!

Watch a video with more images and music!  (Courtesy Isaac Govea, Archdiocese of Seattle)



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