To honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas, Catholics joined the Walk with Mary procession on Dec. 14 beginning at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington and then continuing for two miles to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory celebrated a feast day Mass attended by 2,000 people. (CS Photo by Andrew Biraj)

The procession wound through the streets of Washington, D.C., during an intermittent rainstorm, as participants prayed together and sang hymns honoring the Blessed Mother. In the photo above, a father carefully shields his baby from the rain.

Washington Auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville helped lead the procession and gave the homily at the feast day Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The Mass was preceded by a performance by Aztec dancers and a re-enactment of St. Juan Diego's tilma bearing the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory celebrated the Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception that followed the Walk with Mary procession on Dec. 14.