Monday, July 14, 2008

Welcome to Zacatecas

The travelers from New Mexico are amazed at how old Mexico has rolled out the welcome mat for the busload of pilgrims. At every stop with the statue the pilgrims are treated like dignitaries. The are blessed, hugged, smiled at and questioned about the enormous representation of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the flatbed truck headed north. Many people here did not know their national symbol of faith is also important in the United States.

The pilgrims walk toward the Cathedral of Zacatecas.

The street in front of the Cathedral is prepared for the morning service.

Pilgrims watch the statue approach the Cathedral on the truck.

The statue in front of the Cathedral

The Bishop of Zacatecas welcomes the peregrinos.

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