Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 4, 2012 / 23:51 pm
Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles has dedicated a new permanent chapel inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels that houses a piece of the Tilma of Saint Juan Diego.
"Our Lady of Guadalupe has always had a special place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and
in the hearts of the faithful throughout our Archdiocese," the archbishop said Sept. 2.
He said "thousands" of people have venerated the Virgin Mary's image and the relic of the tilma at the cathedral, which marked its 10th anniversary the same day as the chapel dedication.
"We pray that this new chapel and this anniversary will inspire us to live our faith with new joy
and new strength," Archbishop Gomez said.