Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Los Angeles to host massive Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

Archbishop Jose Gomez with the
relic of the tilma.
(Credit: Knights of Columbus)
... From Catholic News Agency 

By Kevin J. Jones

Over 100,000 Catholics will gather at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 5 to celebrate and honor Our Lady of Guadalupe in a city where the image of the Virgin is everywhere.

Andrew Walther, vice president of media and communications for the Knights of Columbus, said the free event is “a celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe and her role as the mother of all Catholics in America.”

The Knights of Columbus are co-sponsoring the Guadalupe Celebration this Sunday with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Walther told CNA on July 31 that Los Angeles is “an incredibly important city” for devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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