This collection includes photos of the most inspirational place which I have ever visited so far in my short life.
This complex located in Mexico City, MX includes (6) chapels and churches and (2) quite vast plazas to serve the thousands of patrons which gather here everyday to celebrate, to praise and to pay homage to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of The Christ.
The first chapels were built during the 1500's, today it serves annually over (20) million people as one of the most important Catholic religious devotions pilgrimage sites in the world.
It is significant because of the apparition event which begins with a peasant named Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. In those days he traveled from his home and over the hills to the church for his devotions. One morning in December 1531 the Virgin Mary appeared to him, during a weeks time in all she would visit him on five different days.
As the story goes she asked him to return to the bishop to have a church built at that place so she could attend to those needing her help. Each day played a role to establish the tradition with the 4th and 5th visitations becoming the foundation of the most significant tradition of religious devotion to Mary.
On the exterior of the impressive 'New Basilica' is a phrase in which she asked Juan, "No estoy yo aqui que soy tu madre?" which means, 'Am I not here, I who am your mother?'.
If you BELIEVE she will help you go there and feel energy of prayers pass through your body-I did.