Catholic Tours (Pilgrimages and Religious Travel)
As the country with the second largest population of catholics in the world. Mexican Catholics live with passion their religion with the same passion for their religion that shaped our history, society and culture.
Even today, Mexicans´ display of faith is touching and contagious and it can be seen and felt throughout the nation.
“Listen and let it penetrate your heart…do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?” (Our Lady’s of Guadalupe words to her servant Juan Diego.)
The Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas is the most visited Catholic temple in the world as it welcomes around 20 million pilgrims per year, more so than Vatican City.
The Niñopa or Niñopan is the most venerated image of the Child Jesus in the Mexico City borough of Xochimilco. It was created over 430 years ago in the San Bernardino monastery, as part of evangelization efforts. Since then it has been in the possession of the community. It all starts on every February 2nd in the San Bernardino Parish where rather than being kept in the parish church it is in the custody of a sponsor or mayordomo, whose family is in charge of the many festivities and traditions associated with the image for a year. These include taking care of the image proper along with taking the image to church and to visit the sick.