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Farewells & Comments from Amazing Mexico!

by Steve Ray on December 5, 2018


It’s always sad to say goodbye to people after being with them 9 or 10 days. This pilgrimage through Mexico went flawlessly. We emphasized Guadalupe and the Catholic heritage of this land but also the cultural, historical, and fun aspects. We enjoyed the close contact and fellowship with the Mexican people . Everyone had a […]

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Last Day in Mexico: Xochimilco, Gondola Rides, Village Chapel for Mass and more

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We are all still reeling from the experience as yesterday at Guadalupe. And this being our last day, is more for fun and relaxing before heading back to the United States. We started the day with a short drive to Xochimilco where we boarded colorfully  painted gondolas and went through the canals being serenaded by […]

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Guadalupe All Day! Day 8 of our Mexico Pilgrimage

by Steve Ray on December 4, 2018


Today is the pinnacle of our pilgrimage through Mexico. We started in the outlying areas learning the history, culture, and backdrop for the Catholic heritage of Mexico. We learned of the first Spanish missionaries who came, the first baptisms and the Mass conversions due to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our guide Roberto is a wealth […]

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Mexico City: Cathedral, Aztecs and Human Sacrifice, Miguel Pro

by Steve Ray on December 3, 2018


Walking tour of Mexico City starting with the magnificent Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is the oldest, largest and most important cathedral in Latin America. We had Mass here and Fr. James’ homily is here. To demonstrate that Christianity conquers paganism, the cathedral was built atop the […]

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Mexico 6: Climbing Pyramids, Eating Ant Larvae, First Baptismal Font in New World and more

by Steve Ray on December 2, 2018


Tlaxcala for Mass and renewing baptismal vows in Cortez’s don’t from 1520. Fr. Jame’s homily and whole baptismal renewal here. Lunch in a La Gruta, an underground cave. Great food including ant eggs and larvae. Climbing the Teotihuacán Pyramids and arrival in Mexico City. PART ONE: PART TWO:

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Aztecs, Human Sacrifice and the Catholic Faith

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 Today we visited the Aztec Temple in Mexico City. The cathedral of Mexico City was built right next to the 500-year temple. I did a lot of study on the Aztecs and their massive human sacrifices and cannibalism. I realized there was a great tie-in with the Catholic faith, the sacrifice of Christ and abortion […]

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