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Guadalupe Pilgrimage Tour St. Francis December 2023

Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage Tour

Fr. Greg Menegay, Parochial Vicar of Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Parish in Surprise, Arizona.

December 9 – 13, 2023

fr. Greg Menegay








Proposed Itinerary

Sat. December 9 – Depart for Mexico City

Depart Phoenix Airport on your non-stop flight to Mexico City. Upon arrival, you will collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the Arrival Hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Enjoy some free time before celebrating Mass and dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Mexico City. (D)

Sun. December 10 –  Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and San Juan Teotihuacan

After breakfast, you will depart for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas), by way of the Plaza of the Three Cultures. You will first visit the Church of Santiago Tlatelolco where St. Juan Diego was baptized. The plaza is important as it symbolizes the unique blend of the pre-Hispanic, and Hispanic cultures that make up Mexico. Continue to the Shrine of Guadalupe, built in response to Our Lady’s request to the visionary, St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. Upon arrival at the Shrine, you will celebrate Mass as you marvel at the brilliantly colored Basilica. After Mass, join other pilgrims as you kneel in front of the “Tilma”, where Our Lady’s image was miraculously imprinted. Following this visit, you will make your way to San Juan Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to mythology, this site was chosen to be the center of the universe, and from then on, it became a prominent political and religious center from the second century until the ninth century. While in San Juan Teotihuacan, you will enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant, followed by a guided tour of the Archaeological zone. View the pyramids of the Sun and Moon and learn how the Aztecs used to work the obsidian stone and the multiple uses of the Maguey Plant. Your busy day will culminate with a delicious dinner and an overnight. (B, L, D)

Mon. December 11 – Mexico City

After breakfast, you will travel to the historic center of Mexico City to visit and have Mass at the church of San Francisco, a small colonial church built in the sixteenth century by some of the first Catholic missionaries to arrive in the new Spanish colony. Continue along the pedestrian-only street toward the Zocalo, stopping along the way to visit the Church of San Felipe Neri, a Jesuit church also known as “La Profesa.” It is one of the most splendid churches of the old Spanish viceroyalty. Finally, upon reaching the main square, you will visit the oldest and largest cathedral in  Latin America, the Metropolitan Cathedral. Throughout your time in the cathedral, you will be overwhelmed by the beautiful paintings, altarpieces, and statues. After having lunch in a local restaurant, travel to the picturesque area of Coyoacan, where you will visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the 16th Century Franciscan Cloister. There will be time for shopping in the local market before returning to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Mexico. (B, L, D)

Tue. December 12 – Excursion to Puebla

A fun-filled day is planned. Enjoy a spectacular drive to what is known as Mexico’s most beautiful city – Puebla. On your ride, you will climb to over 10,000 feet above sea level and view two magnificent peaks; one that is covered with snow and the other that is an active volcano. Upon arrival in Puebla, a typical cultural lunch is waiting. After lunch, visit Puebla’s Cathedral, St. Dominic’s Church, with its magnificent Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary, along with the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, where you will view the incorrupt body of St. Sebastian of Aparicio. Return to Mexico City for a Farewell dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Wed. December 13 – Return to USA

This morning, your day will begin with breakfast, followed by Mass at the Holy Family Church, where you will view the tomb of Fr. Miguel Agustin Pro, the Jesuit martyr. In a time of religious persecution, Fr. Pro was exiled from Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. However, he returned to Mexico and was aided by a secret ministry that helped him hide from authorities. During his time in Mexico, he assisted many individuals in their spiritual, as well as temporal, needs. He was eventually discovered, arrested, and killed by authorities. While at the Holy Family Church, you may pray to this great martyr who remained filled with the joy of serving Our Lord even in the midst of difficult times. You will also visit the small but very inspiring Museum dedicated in honor of Father Pro.  Return to hotel for check-out and transfer to the airport for the return flight to Phoenix. (B)

Price Includes:

  • Meals – Breakfast and Dinner Daily, 3 Lunches
  • Wine and Bottled water with dinners
  • All transportation in the destination location via private, Air-conditioned Minibus with Bottled Water available onboard
  • Tour Guide – Professional Catholic English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fees – Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Daily Mass and Spiritual Activities Coordinated

For pictures, FAQ, and a map of the Mexico Pilgrimage Tour click here.  Note that this pilgrimage is shorter than our usual pilgrimage which is depicted in the link.

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$2,599 per person, based on Double Occupancy.   Land Only Price: $1,999.  Single room supplement: $399.

You can make a $500 deposit and reserve your spot today by clicking the book here link above.  Or call us at (800) 715-6670.  For land-only bookings, contact Marcelle to adjust your price.

Single Room Supplement:  $399.00

Travel Insurance is available for Mexico and – recommended!

Price Excludes

  1. Optional Travel Insurance
  2. Gratuities for Guides and Drivers
  3. Baggage Fees for checked bags
  4. Fees for Seat Assignments or upgrades, if applicable
  5. Any Personal Expenses


  1. Name and Luggage tags
  2. Neck Wallet
  3. Travel Bag