Greater than 10,000 individuals are anticipated to take part within the native pilgrimage of Our Girl of Guadalupe – KESQ

The annual pilgrimage to Our Girl of Guadalupe will start on Monday morning. Right here within the Coachella Valley, roughly 11,000 to fifteen,000 individuals are anticipated to take part.

The native stroll is taken into account one of many longest pilgrimages within the nation, in response to the town of Palm Springs.

The pilgrimage will start at 6:00 am at Our Girl of Solitude at 151 W Alejo Highway in Palm Springs. The 1000’s of devoted Catholics will stroll 32 miles in about 13 hours earlier than arriving at Our Girl of Solitude in Coachella.

Individuals will stroll the streets with Sheriff escorts. Town of Palm Desert mentioned there shall be no road closures, however anticipate lengthy delays in case you are in one of many areas on the route.

Alongside the best way, the protesters will cease at a church in Cathedral Metropolis and the Indian Wells Tennis Backyard for a break or lunch.

December 12 marks the birthday of Our Girl of Guadalupe. The day commemorates when Mary, mom of Jesus, appeared to the Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1531.

Yearly tens of millions of Mexicans and others collect on pilgrimages all through the USA and Mexico in honor of the Catholic icon. Our Girl of Guadalupe is enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Girl of Guadalupe in Mexico Metropolis. It is among the most visited pilgrimage websites on the planet.

This would be the first large-scale pilgrimage since 2019. The earlier two years have been canceled because of the pandemic.

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