The numbers are staggering; they are so enormous that they take one's breath away: an employee of the Mexico City Tourist Bureau reports that seven million people attend the basilica of Our Lady
of Guadalupe on her feast day, December 12, and other sources state that 20 million people attend the basilica in the course of a year.
Already, thousands every year visit the simple shrine that runs along the Hollywood Freeway, lighting candles and praying to Our Lady
of Guadalupe, a symbol that goes beyond religion for many of the 3 million Mexicans who live in Los Angeles.
As a result, among the new members of the black sodality of Our Lady
of the Rosary in the Pelourinho for the period from 1722 to 1786, while being predominantly enslaved, the Brazilian-born only slightly outnumbered African-born, and West Africans (48.
But on one overcast wintry afternoon in December 1958, more than 90 of the students of Our Lady
of Angels did not ever come home.
In ceremonies at the Church of Our Lady
Queen of Angels, La Placita in Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, blessed the rose during its official debut.
appeared again on July 13, 1947, and in this second apparition she was adorned with three roses, white, red, and yellow.
Open up your hearts, your souls, fire your imaginations to celebrate one of the most glorious rites of our church,'' said Monsignor Kevin Kostelnik, pastor of Our Lady
, prior to an outdoor ceremony in which Moneo handed over blueprints for the cathedral and a list of the workers who built it.
Similarly, the changes in participation levels in the Our Lady
of Perpetual Help devotion indicate that American women's ideology of gender may have changed before the feminist movement of the 1960s and 70s.
The following day we visited Our Lady
of the Rockies maintenance centre, formerly St.
But whether Our Lady
of the Angels can serve as the ecumenical heart of a sprawling, diverse city has been subject of much debate.
Mi Casa Ministries is an organization of Canadian Catholics who help other Catholics to make their home the home of Our Lady
of Guadalupe, Mother of All the Americas.
of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall, about 10 miles away, holds Sunday services at Live Oak Elementary School in Castaic.