This coming Sunday, July 10, and after two years in which the celebration could not take place on a regular basis, The Virgin of Zapopan, also known as “La Virgen del Lago” will arrive at Lake Chapalato bless this body of water in search of a good rainy season.
This was reported this Sunday by the ecclesiastical authorities, who pointed out, after the celebration in 2020 and 2021 was held with reduced quota, andThis 2022 will take place as it has traditionally been done for 67 years.
This year has been taken as the motto of the visit “Guard our life in your arms”, since with the recent events experienced, “La Pacificadora” is asked to collaborate in filling Jalisco and the country with peace.
At 10:30 in the morning, the Virgin Zapopana will be received to begin her journey to the Malecón de Chapala, where the Lake will be blessed. At 12:00 noon there will be the mass by Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega, to later be taken to the parish of San Francisco de Asís, where it will remain until the following day, informed the vicar Orlando Martín Covarrubias at a press conference.
At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 11, the traditional walk from the Virgin to the Isla de Los Alacranes will begin, where the faithful who come to visit it will have access, their access having been approved before the tour begins. It is recommended that people interested in attending the tour arrive in advance to reach a place.
At 4:00 p.m. the farewell of the image will take place with the song of La Salvethe vicar finished.
For his part, Robles Ortega pointed out that In addition to asking for a good storm in the face of the climate change that is being experienced, the prayers of the Day of Prayer for Peace will also be joinedconvened by the Conference of the Mexican Episcopate, to ask him to “pacify” the situation of insecurity that Jalisco and Mexico are experiencing.
“Our most holy mother of Zapopan is also invoked and recognized as The Peacemaker, she has that mission, she has also fulfilled it. That is why in addition to asking for rain, the blessing of water, we are also going to ask for the special rain of the blessing of the Peace,” the cardinal said.
Also present during the press conference were the parish priest of Chapala, Octavio Moreno, and the mayor of this municipality, Moisés Anaya, who added, a special security and civil protection operation has been arranged for the celebration, including a command post , so that the day can be carried out while safeguarding the integrity of each and every one of its attendees.
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