Llegando al DF (Mexico City) la primera parada obligatoria fue ir a ver a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Call me a devotee, a believer, along with the MILLIONS of people who come pay their respects to La Virgen de Guadalupe, who pray, weep, implore, give thanks for favors received and just show up out of curiosity, every day of the year, but especially during December. Some people even make the trip on their knees.
We thought we were getting ahead of the crowds before December 12, the feast day. Little did we know we wouldn’t even walk all the way in. But we did see Her. It was a brief little trip on an electric ramp that travels below the frame. And then you feel IT.
The feeling is love, faith, overwhelming joy. So happy to see Her.
La Virgen de Guadalupe en la Basílica. Dic. 5, 2010. Ciudad de México.
El techo de la Basílica deja pasar rayos de luz. Rays of light come through the ceiling.
Otra lampara dentro de la iglesia. Another light fixture from inside the church.
Miles de devotos tratando de entrar a la Basílica. Thousands of faithful devotees try to walk into the Basílica.
Cada velita es una oración. Each candle is a prayer.
La antigua Basílica esta en el cerro en donde la Virgen se le apareció a Juan Diego. Estaba tan llena que no pudimos subir. The old Basílica rests ont he hill where Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego. It was so crowded we could not walk up.
La cúpula de la Basílica moderna. The dome of the modern Basílica.
Ahi vamos de salida, trying to make our way out.