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Celebración  / Celebration

6:00 pm

9:30 pm

10:00 pm*

10:30 pm*

12:00 am*

7-9 pm

Veneración de la reliquia de la Tilma
Veneration of the Relic of the Tilma


Danzantes Azteca en la Plaza

Aztec Dancers on the Plaza


Veneración a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en la Catedral

Veneration of Our Lady of Guadalupe


Santo Rosario (con Coro de Catedral)

Holy Rosary  (with the Cathedral Choir)



Santa Misa en honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Midnight Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Cantantes  /  Singers

Wendolee Ayala

Multi-talented Singer, Actress, and composer Wendolee Ayala is known for her participation in the first season of the hit show "La Academia".  Since then she has toured in numerous concerts and remained active in the music industry as well as television, with such shows as "Lo que Callamos las Mujeres"

A San Fernando Valley native, Adrian Cruz began serving the Catholic church age of four as an altar boy.  His passion for music was inspired by the music of Vicente Fernandez.  Years later, the iconic singer invited him to sing with him at the Gibson Amphitheater. Adrian has performed with many renowned music talents, including  Alejandro Fernandez, Juan Gabriel, and others.

A native to Los Angeles, Jacky began her career at the age of four.  This is her 11th year singing "Las Mañanitas to the Virgin of Guadalupe.  In 2011, Jacky was chosen to sing at the St. Peter's Basilica.  Her debut album,  “Acercate a Mi” rose to No. 3 on the Christian charts and she was nominated for Best New Christian Artist.

Jacky Ibarra

Adrian Cruz

Claudia Fernanda is a regional Mexican singer.  She has released several albums and hit singles including "Corazon Indomable" and "Te Quedo Grande".

Claudia Fernanda

Mariachi Los Reyes

Mariachi Los Reyes, formed five years ago in Southern California, are known for their colorful performances and musical artistry. They have performed in numerous venues, including the House of Blues.

"Los Ramones de Nuevo León" is a Norteño Muscial group consisting of brothers Jaime & Jesús Flores Gonzáles, who founded the group in 2007 along with Héctor Omar, Francisco, and Antonio Flores.   Prior to their multiple professional recordings, the group performed in their hometown of Central Monterrey, Mexico.

Los Ramones de Nuevo Leon

About the Event

Annual Celebration

The Relic of the Tilma of San Juan Diego
and The Cathedral Chapel

The annual celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe presented by the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will be held on the eve of her Feast Day, December 11, starting at 6 p.m. and culminating with a midnight Mass at 12 a.m. on December 12. This year’s musical tribute will include special guest singers Wendolee Ayala, Claudia Fernanda, Adrian Cruz, Jacky Ibarra, Los Ramones de Nuevo Leon and Los Mariachi Los Reyes.


The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with folkloric dancers on the Cathedral Plaza, followed by the Cathedral Aztec dancers’ homage to the Blessed Mother.  During this time, faithful will be invited to venerate the tilma of St. Juan Diego, the only relic in the United States of the cloth where the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe miraculously appeared. At 10 p.m., the celebration moves inside the Cathedral for a Rosary, a mariachi concert by Mariachi Los Reyes and a musical tribute with guest singers invited to serenade the Virgin and sing “Las Mañanitas,” a traditional Mexican birthday song to honor the Virgin on her Feast Day.  Midnight Mass will be presided by Archbishop José H. Gomez.


The Archdiocese has also been home to several large-scale Marian events in the past, including 2007’s Rosary Bowl in Pasadena, which drew more than 40,000, and the annual Archdiocesan Procession and Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in East Los Angeles, which typically draws 25,000.  In  2012, the Guadalupe Celebration co-sponsored with the Knights of Columbus. drew over 100,000 at the historic Los Angeles Coliseum.



Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to St. Juan Diego – a Native American living in Mexico – in 1531. She left her image, miraculously on his cloak, or tilma. Today, the tilma is enshrined in Mexico City’s basilica, which stands on the site of the Blessed Mother’s apparition. It is the most visited shrine in the Western Hemisphere.


The Relic of the Tilma of St. Juan Diego was given to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1941 as a gift from the Archbishop of Mexico City in appreciation and friendship after Los Angeles Archbishop John J. Cantwell led an important pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.  According to experts, it is nothing short of miraculous that this relic at the Cathedral in Los Angeles, and the rest of the Tilma in Mexico City, have survived for almost five centuries given the natural agave fibers used to make the Tilma.  The cloth should have disintegrated hundreds of years ago.


In 2012, on the 10th Anniversary of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels,  Archbishop José H. Gomez dedicated a new permanent chapel in the Cathedral to enshire the Relic of the Tilma of San Juan Diego.  It is the only piece in the United States of the actual cloth that bears the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.







Event Sponsors & Supporters

Madre de las Americas, La Mañanitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is made possible by the support of Vallarta Supermarkets, Amapola Deli & Market, El Gallo Giro and the Cathedral staff and volunteers.

Live transmission production of this event is possible by the additional support of EWTN Español, EstrellaTV, and Guadalupe Radio.



Dirección y Mapa  /  Maps & Directions

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

555 W. Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012


(213) 680-5200