This is an excerpt from the beginning of El Sol Sale Para Todos a 54 minute documentary about the growth of the Mexican community in South Philadelphia.
Directed by Leticia Roa Nixon, Carlos Pascual Sanchez and Laura Deutch.
By now the Mexican community of faithful at St. Thomas Aquinas is so large and devoted they not only celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at that church (and overflow onto the streets) but at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, which fits 1,000+ people and fills to the rafters during that celebration.
In addition, Antonio (one of the first people interviewed in the piece, was instrumental in the move to bring an image of la Morena to the Cathedral, as a permanent shrine. I will tell you -- her bank of candles is always, always lit.