Our Lady of Guadalupe, ora pro nobis!
Dec. 12, 2013: Members of Club Los Vaqueros Unidos (United Cowboy Club) of Wadsworth, Ill., wait for a blessing Dec. 8 after more than 100 horses and riders made their way past the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Ill., as part of a pre-celebration for her Dec. 12 feast day. More than 100,000 people make a pilgrimage to the shrine each year for event. The feast celebrates the appearance of Mary to indigenous peasant St. Juan Diego in 1531 near present-day Mexico City. (CNS photo | Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)via The Compass News