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A 6-Day Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage

Including Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tepeyac Hill, Zocalo Plaza, Tlatelolco, Tulpetlac, Teotihuacan, Tlaxcala, Our Lady of Ocotlan & Puebla  

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Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrimage

Day 1 - Monday 

USA / MEXICO CITY  

We depart the USA and arrive in Mexico where we meet our Pilgrimage Tours’ tour director who will remain with us until the end of our tour.  We celebrate Mass at the Sacred Heart Church before arriving at our hotel in Mexico City for for dinner and overnight. 

 

Day 2 - Tuesday 

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE / TEPEYAC HILL 

After breakfast, we depart for Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Following Mass, we tour the grounds and visit the Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilicamuseum that houses a collection of paintings and colonial religious art by pilgrims in gratitude and thanks for miracles.  We ascend Tepeyac Hill to visit the Capilla del Cerrito, the place of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego in 1531.  Next we see Tepeyac Garden and its statues symbolizing the union of the Aztec people and the Spanish Christian mission.  A stop at the Chapel of the Indians completes the tour.  Later in the afternoon we drive to Chapultepec Park to visit the National Museum of Anthropology.  We will also see a number of historical sites during the driving portion of our tour.  Dinner and overnight in Mexico City.  

 

Day 3 - Wednesday 

MEXICO CITY / ZOCALO PLAZA 

Following breakfast, we drive to the historical archaeological center of Mexico to celebrate Mass at Santo Domingo Church, which houses two shrines; Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Cavadonga.  Following Mass, we drive past the National Palace, continuing on to Zocalo Plaza where we visit the largest cathedral in Latin America, the Metropolitan Cathedral, where Juan Diego's Bishop, Juan Zumarraga is buried.  We continue our walking tour passing by the site of the Palace of the Archbishop where Juan Diego unfurled his tilma and flowers fell to the ground and the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary appeared on the cloth.  Our day concludes with a visit to Garibaldi Square to enjoy the Mariachi Bands.  Dinner and overnight in Mexico City. 

 

Day 4 - Thursday 

TLATELOLCO / TULPETLAC / TEOTIHUACAN 

This morning we drive to Tlatelolco to visit the Square of the Three Cultures, where we visit and celebrate Mass at St. James Church.  It is here that Juan Diego was baptized as a child.  Next we drive to Pyramid of the Sun and MoonTulpetlac for a visit to the Shrine of the Fifth Apparition, where Juan Diego's uncle experienced his own apparition of the Virgin Mother.  We continue on to Teotihuacan and visit the incredible ruins of the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon.  We return to Mexico City for a special “Fiesta Mexicana Folklorico Show" at La Fonda del Recuerdo Restaurant.  Overnight in Mexico City. 

 

Day 5 - Friday 

TLAXCALA / OUR LADY OF OCOTLAN / PUEBLA 

This morning we depart for Tlaxcala, the smallest of Mexico's States, for a visit and celebration of Mass at the Shrine of San Miguel del Milagro, site of apparitions of St. Michael the Archangel and the spring of curative waters blessed by St. Michael.  Next we drive to Tlaxcala City to visit the Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan, “place of the burning oak”, where Mary caused her image to be burned into the tree.  In the afternoon we continue on to Mexico's most beautiful city Puebla, situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet near Mexico's snow-capped peaks.  Puebla is well Puebla Cathedralknown for its beautiful churches and its hand-painted tiles, or “Talavera”.  While in Puebla, we visit Santo Domingo Church, where we see its beautiful Chapel of the Rosary, followed by a visit to Puebla Cathedral, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.  The remainder of our time before dinner is free for shopping the many vendors in Puebla.  Our day in Puebla concludes with dinner at a local restaurant.  Following dinner, we return to Mexico City for overnight.  

 

Day 6 - Saturday 

MEXICO CITY / USA 

Following breakfast this morning we check-out of our hotel and have one last time to explore the Sanctuary’s grounds and spend some personal time in contemplation and prayer.  Finally, we bid farewell to the land of Our Lady of Guadalupe and arrive at the airport for our return flight to the USA.  Though our pilgrimage draws to a close, its blessings will last a lifetime and its graces are certain to draw us closer to the Lord. 


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Wondering about our destinations?

Italy :
Milan, Venice, Padua, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Assisi, Cascia, Ravenna, Loreto, Lanciano, San Giovanni Rotondo, Pompeii, Naples, Monte Cassino, Rome, The Vatican

France :
Paris, Chartres, Lisieux,
Mont St. Michel,
Nevers, Ars, Lyon, La Salette, Nice, French Riviera, Monaco, Tours, Avignon, Lourdes

Portugal, Spain : Fatima, Santarem, Santiago De Campostela, Avila, Burgos, Santo Domingo de Silos, Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Montserrat.

Holy Land : Caesarea, Nazareth, Tiberias, Galilee, Capernaum, Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jordan and Egypt.

Greece & Turkey : Thessaloniki, Philippi, Meteora, Delphi, Athens, Corinth, Rhodes, Patmos, Ephesus.

Mexico :
Our Lady of Guadalupe and more.