Please pray for the Theology II seminarians as they spend the month of January in Mexico, encountering the people and the land devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe who proclaimed, “I am your mother.”
Week 3 starts for us heading to a place a little closer to home but finding much of the same as we found on our trip to Mexico.
Home again. Despite the snow and ice, we made it.
The last full day is a day at the museums and a confrontation with some final, difficult questions plus a quick look at more recent Mexican history.
Today was probably the hardest day on our pilgrimage because it raises the difficult questions of “why, Lord?” Yet even in the poorest place, Jesus Christ is still King.
Perhaps the most moving and amazing stop on the trip: a visit to Mother Inez and her orphanage of disabled children.
For our first say in downtown Mexico City, we leave Mexico City to experience “rural” or “normal” parish life in Mexico. And that means a road trip!
A change of location brings a lot of new stimuli. We head to downtown Mexico City and find surprises, differences, and similarities. Welcome to week 2.
The crown jewel of the trip: a day at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for prayer, reflection, and thanksgiving for our time in Mexico.
We head to the Pyramids for a much needed “break” day while engaging in the cultural starting point of the Mexican people: the Aztec and Spanish encounter.
Well… it can’t be a trip without some unexpected adventure. What happens when you run out of gas in the middle of Mexico City?