December 11

Virgen de Guadalupe, Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico

Taxco de Alarcón (pronounced "Tasco") is an old silver-mining center in the mountains of southern Mexico. A chapel was first built on the steep crag overlooking the city in 1735, replaced by the Church of Guadalupe in 1877. On December 11, vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day, the vertiginous site is the goal of an big evening procession that starts from St. Nicholas' Chapel below. (Photo of Our Lady of Guadalupe in procession by Stephen Dyer Wells from "Taxco Mexico," www.digthatcrazyfarout.com.)   

Also commemorated this date:

bulletSt. Mary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Cathedral consecrated, 1957.
bulletOur Lady of Warraq, Warraq al-Hadar, Giza, Egypt. Luminous apparitions began, 2009, atop St. Mary's Coptic Church.
bulletNostra Signora di Guadalupe a Monte Mario, Rome, Italy. Image crowned, 1955.
bulletNuestra Señora de Guadalupe del Puente, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. Church dedicated, 1877.

 

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly