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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

La Villa - Virgin of Guadalupe

We visited La Villa today and walked around with the dogs, visited some shops and met up with a couple of old friends of Arturo's who have a wholesale business there.  La Villa is where the Virgin of Guadalupe visited Juan Diego several hundred years ago and it is located in Mexico City.  People from all over Mexico and Latin America make pilgrimages to La Villa to pay homage and some are looking for miracles.  The picture below is of the old church - it is listing to one side and isn't used for celebrating masses any longer.  They have built a new church right next to this one that is ultra modern.  

Pope John Paul II celebrated a mass at La Villa in 1987 and this statue was built to memorialize his visit to Mexico.

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