Thursday, July 03, 2008

McCain at Guadalupe

Senator John McCain is in Mexico today. Luis Acosta of AFP/Getty captured this image of him visiting the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

To see a larger version of this photo, go to Andrew Sullivan.

I wonder if Senator McCain appreciates the significance of Guadalupe for the Mexican people and for all Catholics in the Western Hemisphere. I hope so. I hope this was more for him than just another stop on the day's campaign itinerary.

From the Arizona Republic report on the visit:

At the Basilica he was accompanied by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Behind the basilica's massive altar, McCain laid a wreath of roses below an Indian tunic upon which Mary's image was miraculously imprinted during one of the visions.

1 comment:

James H said...

I suspect he does. He is from Arizona and so is familar with Our Lady

It is a good sign to me that Mccain has come to her Shrine and hopefully people will realize she is the Patroness of ll the Americans including the United States