by Darlene Dorsey, Sinclair Broadcast Group FOX 29 San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – The Archdiocese of San Antonio and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate will celebrate the dedication of a renovated prayer space at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto.The Plaza Tepeyak was recently renovated on the grounds of the grotto, allowing for more faithful to honor the Virgin Mary.
The dedication ceremony on Tuesday morning coincides with the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, honored and loved by Catholics all over Latin America. She is also known as the Patroness of the Americas.
In 1531, a peasant by the name of Juan Diego saw Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tepeyak, Mexico. He later delivered an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary to religious leaders in the area as proof of what he saw.
Juan Diego was canonized as a saint in 2002.
More information about Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Our Lady of Guadalupe Tepeyac de San Antonio can be found here.