Celebration at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines

There was a large gathering yesterday at the Shrine of the Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Illinois. This celebration happens every year, and is led by the Archdoicesan Office of Hispanic Catholics. Father Marco Mercado, the director of the Archodiocese, led the gathering in prayer yesterday. The celebration numbered in the upper tens of thousands and could have reached 100,000.

The celebrations began around 4 PM and ran until the final service Mass at 8 PM. The celebration is in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe who is the Patroness of the Americas. This has been happening in Des Plaines for 25 years now, and it marks the date that Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to an Aztec Indian in 1531.

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