Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 5, 2017 / 21:06 pm
About 30,000 Catholic faithful walked the streets of Los Angeles in a Sunday Morning procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe nine days ahead of her Dec. 12 feast day.
"We give our hearts to the Virgin of Guadalupe and we ask her to always intercede for us, to hear us and pray for us," Archbishop José H. Gomez said in his homily at the Dec. 3 Mass concluding the procession.
He said the Virgin Mary leads the faithful to the purpose of their journey on earth: "the encounter with her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
"To find God, to find Jesus! This is the beautiful role that Our Mother plays," Gomez said.