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National Guadalupe Lecture Series Coming to Three Archdiocesan Locations
Providence of God, Holy Name Cathedral and Maryville

Chicago, IL ( September 14, 2007 ) — In honor of the 475th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego, the lecture series Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Woman Who Changed the Hemisphere, is coming to three locations in the Archdiocese of Chicago on September 21, 22 and 23.

Organized by the Knights of Columbus, the talk and accompanying slide show will be led by Fr. Eduardo Chavez, postulator of St. Juan Diego’s cause for sainthood, and a renowned expert on the Guadalupe apparitions. Fr. Chavez’s presentation tells the story of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, and stresses the importance for the conversion of the indigenous people of Mexico.

The talks will be presented in Spanish at 7 p.m. Friday, September 21 at Providence of God Church, 717 W. 18th St., Chicago, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 23 at Maryville’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, 1150 N. River Rd., Des Plaines. The lecture will be presented in English and Spanish at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 22 at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Sts.

Pope John Paul II canonized St. Juan Diego on July 31, 2002. For more information on the lecture series, please go to www.kofc.org/guadalupe.

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