Aztec dancers and faithful honor Virgin of GuadalupeLoading
  • Emilio Landeta-Montes, 14-months-old is held by his grandfather Luis Chavez as they attend mass for the Virgin of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Catholic faithful gather to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Rev. Rodolfo Llamas presents Jose Alejandre at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento's Southside Park on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 as he holds a cloak with an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. According to Catholics in Mexico believe that on Dec. 12, 1531 Juan Diego saw an apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe at the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico City, and she asked that a church be built in her honor. When Juan Diego relayed the message that was given to him by the Virgin of Guadalupe in Nahuatl the Archbishop of Mexico City asked for a sign to prove her identity. Juan Diego returned with Castilian roses and when he opened his peasant cloak the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe was on it. For many years faithful have attended mass at the church which is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Members of a Chinelo dance group originally from the state of Morelos in Mexico dance in honor the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Angelbertha Cobb of Sacramento dances in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento's Southside Park as they honor the Virgin of Guadalupe on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. "I'm not sure if I'll be able to dance for her again next year," Cobb said as she stood near a fire to keep her warm.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Chrstopher Lopez, of Sacramento sits as Melissa Fragoso, 5, of Antelope stands to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Citlalin Rodriguez, of Sacrammeno holds her two-moth-old daughter as she dances in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento on Thur., Dec.12, 2013.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • An image of the Virgen of Guadalupe with Pope John Paul II hangs on the street near Southside Park as Maria Miranda of Kaplulli Maquilli Tonatiuh in Sacramento walks to at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Miranda said that 4- year-ago she and other Aztec dancers where not allowed to stay inside the church and where forced to dance in the street. She credits the late Bishop Alphonse Gallegos with opening the doors to the Aztec dancers.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Seven-month-old Hennesy Jimenez sits on her mother's lap as they honor the Virgin of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Faithful dress their children in indigenous clothing on this day in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Felix Allison Jimenez, 5, left, joins his parents Ana Jimenez and Alberto Paulino with cousin Miguel Angel Jimenez, 3, all of Sacramento as they honor the Virgin of of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Emilio Landeta-Montes, 14-months-old is held by his grandfather Luis Chavez as they attend mass for the Virgin of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Three-year-old Natalie Lopez is held by her grandmother Leticia Flores, both of Sacramento as they honor the Virgin of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento on Thur., Dec.12, 2013.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Maria Miranda joins Jesse Ortiz-Ocelotl as they join Catholic faithful to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Veronica Calderon of Sacramento joins Catholic faithful to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Jesse Ortiz-Ocelotl of Sacramento honors the Virgin of Guadalupe as his mother Angelbertha Cobb prays to her for his recovery as Catholic faithful spent the night at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sacramento on Thur., Dec.12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
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