Mexico Discoveries: The Humbling Power of Religion

Patrick Abboud meets some of the passionate pilgrims who walk for miles on their knees in devotion at the Fiesta of the Virgin of Guadalupe.


Despite his negative feelings around institutionalized religion, after speaking to some of those who are exhausted and in pain, Pat is humbled by their devotion and commitment to something they believe in, and questions his own judgments. Around 8 million people make this annual pilgrimage to offers thanks to Mexico's patron saint. In a carnival atmosphere, food is given away, religious souvenirs are sold and people camp out to pay their respects to the saint.

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