Sunday, June 3, 2018

Fear Not the Narcotraficantes

Ann Sieben, better known as the Winter Pilgrim, has journeyed on foot across 44 countries over 40,000 kilometers along paths walked by seekers from years ago, and she doesn't carry any money, camera, or phone during her journeys. This particular moving account shares Sieben's pilgrimage in 2010 from Denver, USA to Our Lady of Guadalupe's church in Mexico City, via the treacherous Chihuahua Desert, infamous for its narcotraficantes, the heavily armed, ruthless, lawless men who control the drug trade in Mexico and across the border. When Sieben is stopped by 8 men pointing assault weapons at her during this pilgrimage, she says to them: 'I'm a pilgrim heading to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Either my pilgrimage ends in Guadalupe or my pilgrimage ends in heaven. For me, it's equal. You decide.'

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1906/fear-not-the-narcotraficantes-nicole-huguenin/