Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
My trip was wonderful!
The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City looks quite modern, and unbeknownst to me, there are several other churches and chapels, all open and active, on the same property. Juan Diego's tilma, or cloak, in which he placed the roses to convince the local bishop that she asked for a shrine at Tepeyac Hill, resides in the Minor Basilica.
Read more details of the story of the Patroness of the Americas and Mexico, and the Patroness of the Unborn, here. Be sure to scroll down once you're there.
Other churches on the site. The ones in the middle on the hill are at Tepeyac Hill.
It is very common to see crucifixes in Mexico with a bloody Jesus.
On the right - one of many murals in Mexico City.
Eastern-looking Church, but it's not. Depiction of Juan Diego w/his roses in his tilma.
If you go to the Shrine, I'd recommend taking a commercial tour on one day so you can get the lay of the land. My fellow tour mates had to keep calling me so the tour could move on to the next section. I just wanted to rest in prayer at each stop - which is why I went back the next day on my own. Then I could take it in in a prayerful manner. It was wonderful.
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