Worshipers filled the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul for the vigil Mass of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Thursday, Dec. 11. Processions of parishioners from predominantly Latino parishes in South Philadelphia, North Philadelphia and Lower Northeast Philadelphia came to the cathedral for the evening Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput. It concluded with las Mañanitas, a traditional serenade of hymns in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Under the name Our Lady of Guadalupe, she is the patroness of the Americas. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Watch a video of the celebration here.
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Or by credit card here: