Celebrations in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe were held throughout the Diocese of Pueblo during the weekend of December 10 to 12. Two such celebrations were held at the Cathedral of Sacred Heart in Pueblo, where the Bishop celebrated Mass and at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Pueblo where a Mass and Marian procession were held. Traditional Mexican and Aztec dancers also participated in the procession.
In 1531, on the hill at Tepayec, Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to a man by the name of Juan Diego. Juan Diego was on his way to Mass when Our Lady greeted him and asked him to go to the bishop to ask that a church be built in her honor. As a sign to the bishop, she left her image imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma, which can still be seen in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of “Our Lady of Guadalupe” holds significance as she is the patroness of the Americas and the co-patroness of the Diocese of Pueblo.