A 6-Day Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage
Our lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage Sites, Including:
Tepeyac Hill, Xochimilco, Taxco, Zocalo Plaza, Teotihuacan, Puebla, Our Lady of Ocotlan, Chapultepec Park and more.
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Day 1 Monday
USA / MEXICO
We depart the USA and arrive in Mexico City and are met by our Pilgrimage Tours tour director who will remain with us until the end of our tour. We celebrate Mass at the Sacred Heart Church near our hotel. We arrive at our hotel in Mexico City 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. After Mass we tour the grounds and visit the museum that houses a collection of paintings and colonial religious art by pilgrims in thanks for miracles. We ascend Tepeyac Hill, the place of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego in 1531, and visit the Capilla del Cerrito. Following the stairs down, we view 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. We will also see a number of historical sights during the driving portion of our tour. Dinner and overnight in Mexico City.
Day 3 Wednesday
XOCHIMILCO / TAXCO
This morning we depart for Xochimilco and visit the Xochimilco floating gardens. We enjoy a pleasant ride along the canals in a flat bottom boat. We continue along through the fertile Morelos Valley into the Sierra Madres where we find hidden away, the town of Taxco. This city is famous for its rich source of silver and is a pearl of colonial Mexican art. We visit the Church of Santa Prisca where we will celebrate Mass. We also have time for shopping the stores of Taxco before returning to our hotel in Mexico City for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Thursday
ZOCALO PLAZA / TEOTIHUACAN / PYRAMID OF THE SUN AND MOON
Our day of pilgrimage begins with a visit to the historical archaeological center of Zocalo Plaza where we visit the National Palace and the largest cathedral in Latin America, the Metropolitan Cathedral. Next we visit the Parish of San Bernardino where we celebrate Mass. Then we explore the ancient city of Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan and the incredible ruins of the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon and the Aztec Temple of Tlaloc and Quetzalcotal whose inhabitants, dating back to 200 B.C., converted to Catholicism. We return to Mexico City for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Friday
TEOTIHUACAN / PUEBLA / OUR LADY OF OCOTLAN
This morning we depart on a day-trip for Mexico’s most beautiful city Puebla, situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet near Mexico’s snow capped peaks. We celebrate 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. We will see 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. We also tour the Cathedral in Puebla. Finally, we have dinner in Puebla before returning to Mexico City for overnight.
Day 6 Saturday
MEXICO CITY / USA
After an early breakfast we celebrate Mass at the Basilica at the Plaza of Three Cultures. At Chapultepec Park and the square of Three Cultures, we visit the Anthropological Museum before departing Mexico City for our return flight home. Though our Our Lady Of Guadalupe Pilgrimage draws to a close, its blessings will last a lifetime and its graces are certain to draw us closer each day to the Lord.