Ceecilo Gomez cleans Royal’s hooves in preparation for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Ceecilo Gomez cleans Royal’s hooves in preparation for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Stella the horse is pictured on Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Eyota.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Stella the horse is pictured on Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Cecilo Gomez feeds his horse Royal in preparation for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Cecilo Gomez feeds his horse Royal in preparation for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mary Seltun prepares her horse Gorgeous for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mary Seltun prepares her horse Gorgeous for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A horse is pictured on Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Eyota.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A horse is pictured on Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Ceecilo Gomez installs the Mexican and American flags in preparation for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Ceecilo Gomez installs the Mexican and American flags in preparation for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Royal the horse is pictured on Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Eyota.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Royal the horse is pictured on Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Cecilo Gomez saddles a horse in preparation for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Cecilo Gomez saddles a horse in preparation for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Cecilo Gomez, left, and Mary Seltun prepare an Our Lady of Guadalupe icon for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Cecilo Gomez, left, and Mary Seltun prepare an Our Lady of Guadalupe icon for an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Carlos Esparaza Garcia, 16, waits to depart for a pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Carlos Esparaza Garcia, 16, waits to depart for a pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mexican, American and Our Lady of Guadalupe flags adorn a truck during a pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mexican, American and Our Lady of Guadalupe flags adorn a truck during a pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Esparaza, left, Onofre Huizar, and Carlos Esparaza Garcia ride during an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Esparaza, left, Onofre Huizar, and Carlos Esparaza Garcia ride during an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders take an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders take an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders make an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders make an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Onofre Huizar carries an icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe during an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Onofre Huizar carries an icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe during an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Esparaza waves during an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Esparaza waves during an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders make an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders make an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders turn onto 13th Avenue southeast during an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders turn onto 13th Avenue southeast during an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders arrive at the church after an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders arrive at the church after an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders arrive at the church after an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders arrive at the church after an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders arrive at the church after an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders arrive at the church after an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders arrive at the church after an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Riders arrive at the church after an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Esparaza bows his head in prayer while presenting an icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a shrine during an 8-mile pilgrimage on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Esparaza bows his head in prayer while presenting an icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a shrine during an 8-mile pilgrimage on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Flowers, candles, and religious icons are placed to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Flowers, candles, and religious icons are placed to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Esparaza departs from an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Esparaza departs from an 8-mile pilgrimage to pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from Eyota to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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