Bishop Jaime Soto presided at the 5 p.m. Mass on Sunday, April 30 in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento, followed by a eucharistic procession around the state Capitol in a journey of prayer and public witness to end abortion.

Carried in the procession was an actual 4’ X 6’ authentic replica (Missionary Image) of the original Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe which is enshrined in the Basilica in Mexico City.

The procession concluded a two-month long pilgrimage to various abortion centers in Northern California titled “Our Lady’s Mission for Life: A California Pilgrimage to Close Abortion Centers.” The pilgrimage organizers noted it is a faithful response to the prompting of Our Blessed Mother. With the blessing of Bishop Richard J. Garcia of Monterey, they set out with the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and visited, in prayerful vigil, every abortion center in California.

From Diocese of Sacramento.