Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 17:48 pm
Pope Francis' historic first pilgrimage to the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City brought reflections of obedience, surrender, and hope as the Holy Father celebrated Mass on Feb. 13.
"We have just heard how Mary went to meet her cousin Elizabeth. She sets out without delay, without doubts, without lessening her pace, to be with her relative," Pope Francis stated during his homily on Feb. 13, pointing to the Gospel of Luke.
Mary "is the woman who says 'yes'...this is the 'yes' which prompted her to give the best of herself, going forth to meet the others," the Holy Father continued.
Pope Francis offered these reflections while celebrating Mass at the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe during his 6-day papal trip to the country of Mexico.