Photo by Cristiano Valli

If you were in the Mission on Saturday, you probably caught some part of the long procession of worshippers who walked 11 miles to the cathedral in San Francisco to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe.  Saturday’s procession was sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and on Dec. 12th Mission Dolores will hold its annual procession and mass in the Virgin’s honor.  The Mission’s annual celebration takes place on December 12 because it was on that day in 1531 that a young Mexican boy, Juan Diego, saw the brown-skinned Virgin in Tepeyac, Mexico. She asked him to request that the bishop build a church there.  Mission Dolores’s procession and mass will start at 4:45 a.m on Saturday.

Photo by Cristiano Valli
Photo by Cristiano Valli
Photo by Cristiano Valli
Photo by Cristiano Valli

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  1. Who paid for the police escorts? I hope the church paid 10B wages to the police departments. If not, this is an outrage and founding fathers would be rolling in their graves. Separation of Church and State. Please do not vote for Trump, he is a racist and no good. Peace not war.