A Visit to the Basilica in Mexico City (video)

by Jim on 21 October 2010

The basilica in Mexico City is the most visited Roman Catholic shrine in the world.  The basilica itself can accommodate up to 50,000 people, but the grounds include many buildings, chapels and shrines.  You can read more about it here.

We went to visit with Charlene (CAM Canada’s director) this past week, and I took some video so that you could share the experience.

A couple of brief notes first.  One thing that we commonly see (and, in fact, saw that day but didn’t video), is people crawling across the pavement, or through a chapel, or up stairs, on their knees.

One more note – you might want to watch this before your children do, so you can explain to them what they are about to see.

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Grandma C. October 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Jim: Extraordinary! But I’m sure being there in person would be even more so. We visited the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec many years ago and I was overwhelmed by its beauty. Here’s a link to the website:


david November 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

can medals be mailed to the Shrine of O.L. Guadelope in Mexico City to be blessed

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