For Mexico’s Virgin of Zapopan, a 300-year-old journey home from Guadalajara

Religion News Service | 10/16/2018 | Staff
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GUADALAJARA, Mexico (RNS) — The Romería of the Virgin of Zapopan is one of the most important annual religious celebrations in Mexico. Up to 3 million Catholic pilgrims accompany the medieval statue of Our Lady of Expectation as it is carried five miles from the Cathedral Basilica of Guadalajara to its home in the Franciscan basilica in neighboring Zapopan.

The story goes back to 1695, when the Virgin of Zapopan is believed to have saved the inhabitants of this part of Jalisco, in western Mexico, after a series of epidemics and floods....
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