Guadalupe with the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

Guadalupe with the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

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November 7 - 12, 2018

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  • Morning departure from Dulles International Airport. On arrival, we will meet our tour guide and transfer to our hotel. Gather tonight for a welcome dinner and orientation meeting. Overnight Mexico City

  • Today we will spend the day visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, “The Patroness of the Americas.” We celebrate Mass in the brilliantly colored, modern Basilica dedicated in 1976. Join your prayers with those of other pilgrims as you kneel before the altar displaying the astounding Tilma, the sackcloth bearing the image of the Holy Virgin. We will also visit the Church of the Hill, Church of the Well, Monument of the Offerings and Church of the Indians. This afternoon at the Shrine we will participate in a special Jubilee Year of Mercy Presentation. Following the presentation there will be leisure time to visit the shrine. Overnight Mexico City

  • Depart for Tulpetlac to celebrate Mass at the Shrine. This is the site of the 5th apparition of the Blessed Mother and the healing of St. Juan Diego’s uncle, Juan Bernardino. We will have the opportunity to drink water from this miraculous well. Afterwards, we journey to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan ‒ “Place of the Gods,” where we’ll visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and other fascinating structures as well as a presentation on the Maguey plant. Overnight Mexico City

  • Today we will spend the day touring downtown Mexico City. We will participate in Mass and a tour of the largest cathedral in all of Latin America, the Metropolitan Cathedral. Throughout your time in the cathedral, you will see stunning paintings, altar pieces and statues as well as the Tomb of Bishop Zumarraga. Bishop Zumarraga was the first Bishop of Mexico and was a witness to the vision of our Lady of Guadalupe. Our guided tour continues as we visit the National Palace, the Main Square known as the Zócalo and the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlán known as the Templo Mayor. Tonight we will have our farewell dinner at a Restaurant, famous for its mariachis and traditional Mexican cuisine. Overnight Mexico City

  • Following breakfast we set off to visit the Museum Soumaya which has over 66,000 works from 30 centuries of art including sculptures from Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, 19th- and 20th-century Mexican art and an extensive repertoire of works by European old masters and masters of modern western art such as Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dalí, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Tintoretto. This afternoon you will have the option to visit again the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Tonight, we gather for our Farewell dinner at a Focolare Restaurant, famous for its costumed entertainers and traditional Mexican fare. Overnight Mexico City

  • We celebrate Mass at the Church where Blessed Fr. Miguel Pro, S.J. served. Fr. Miguel was martyred for his faith last century under the Calles Regime. We depart for the airport for our return flight home.

 

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