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Our Lady of Guadalupe travels to parishes, inspires solidarity

In our Archdiocese, we are bringing diverse cultural groups together for encounter with one another and prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Throughout the year, an image of Our Lady is traveling from parish to parish. During each visit, the parish community gathers to reflect on Our Lady of Guadalupe’s message of consolation and love for all her children--especially the “littlest”--and her embrace of their culture, their language, and their dignity. At each parish, we have a prayer service for migrants, refugees, and people on the move, and several parishioners share their stories of faith, which they have prepared in advance.  We share resources for immigrants from the Archdiocese, Catholic Charities, and USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants campaign.  As Our Lady visits parishes whose members are of Hispanic, European, Vietnamese, and African American descent, we hope that we will all “Walk with Mary” by reaching out to one another and working together to promote the dignity of all our brothers and sisters, including immigrants.