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Monday, August 11, 2014

Puerto Vallarta Vacation Part 4

Continuing on with our private city tour through Puerto Vallarta. Next we arrived at "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Catholic church. This church dominates Puerto Vallarta's skyline and serves as the most recognizable and endearing landmark all over the wold. Year after year, it welcomes thousands of Catholics, particularly during an involved 12 day festival known as the Feast of Guadalupe every December. This is a must visit attraction in Puerto Vallarta.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the virgin of Guadalupe, is a title of the virgin Mary. She is Mexico's most popular religious and cultural image, and has been acclaimed as "Queen of Mexico".

 Sharon, Mitch, Brady and Lawrence by a missionary statue. Unfortunately I don't remember what the name of this statue is. 
Brady and Sondra

(Laughing that the head of the statue is cut off - when I hand off the camera - grin)
Our Lady of Guadalupa 
 Brady, Sharon, Jason, Lawrence and Mitch outside the church.
 A picture with me in it too. 
Brady, Sharon, Jason, Sondra and Mitch
 The Church is magnificent! There is gold on everything. So many statues depicting our Savior's life. 
 The front of the church with Jason and Sharon
 Sondra and Brady.

My sons, Brady and Jason with mom Sondra
 Jason and Sharon
Sharon, Jason and Brady

I felt a little uncomfortable being a tourist in the church while people where there worshiping and praying. There was also a service going on off of the main chapel. 

It felt weird not having the reverence in a church and just looking and taking pictures around the building. There were so many things to look at but the lighting coming in from the windows made the pictures come out dark and un-usable because I'm not a professional photographer. 

It was definitely a cherished beautiful church and very Christian. I'm glad we were able to go in and see the beauty of this building. 

Here are some pictures Mitch took of the building: 

1 comment:

Janel said...

Hi Sondra,
I just wanted to thank you for posting about Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was very nice of you to say such positive things about the Church. I have been reading a lot of negative things about the Catholic Church lately...I am Roman Catholic. It's so sad when I read things like...Mormons are a cult and Roman Catholics will burn in hell because we are not born again.

Thank you for being so kind,
Janel in NJ


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