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  Snow falls as a man makes his way on horseback to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Ill., Dec. 8. More than 100,000 people make a pilgrimage to Des Plaines each December to honor the patroness of the Americas at a shrine dedicated to her. The Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe marks the appearance of Mary to St. Juan Diego in 1531 near present-day Mexico City. (CNS/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)
 
  Snow falls as a man makes his way on horseback to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Ill., Dec. 8. More than 100,000 people make a pilgrimage to Des Plaines each December to honor the patroness of the Americas at a shrine dedicated to her. The Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe marks the appearance of Mary to St. Juan Diego in 1531 near present-day Mexico City. (CNS/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)