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Area Catholics celebrate 'Our Lady of Guadalupe'

December 15, 2013

About 200 Mexican Catholics from throughout the region gathered at the Eastern Idaho State Fairground on Sunday for the annual tradition commemorating "Our Lady of Guadalupe," led by Father Jose de' Jesus Gonzalez of Blackfoot's St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
The official feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dec. 12 - is a hugely celebrated religious holiday in Mexico and in Hispanic communities throughout the United States. Catholics contend that on Dec. 9 in the early 1500's that an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared to the poor indigenous Mexican man named Juan Diego.

 

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