Known as “La Virgen Morena”, she is the Patron Saint of Mexico and the Americas, and many of the pilgrims come to say thank you, and to honor their promises for healings and blessings received. La Virgen de Guadalupe appeared in Mexico to Juan Diego over 400 years ago.
In San Antonio, Texas Oblate Missions celebrates the occasion with a special mass and with over 1000 faithful in attendance at Our Lady of Guadalupe “Tepeyac de San Antonio” a tribute to the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego at Tepeyac Hill in Mexico City.
A place of prayer and devotion, the “Tepeyac de San Antonio” is located atop of the Lourdes Grotto of the Southwest at Oblate Missions in San Antonio, Texas, and it is open seven days a week.
Besides being a place of devotion to the Patroness of the Americas, the Tepeyac honors the work of Oblate missionaries among Latino communities in the U.S., Mexico, and beyond.