Source: Los Angeles Times
On August 2, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "A short pilgrimage through the downtown area honoring the Catholic and Latino icon Our Lady of Guadalupe will begin at 5 a.m. Sunday...Hundreds of people are expected to walk with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, singing traditional mananitas, or "morning" songs, to celebrate one of the most important figures in modern Catholicism. Bishop Jaime Soto of the Diocese of Orange said Our Lady of Guadalupe is an appropriate symbol of the ethnic diversity of Catholics in the area. 'She's a great symbol of mixed cultures coming together in one,' Soto said. 'Both the Spanish and indigenous cultures come together in that symbol in a dramatic way.'"