Torch Runners Arrive Wednesday
The run began in November at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City and passed through many cities, garnering press attention and expressions of devotion along the way. The torch relay is meant to emphasize the plight of illegal immigrants and this year the focus is on invoking the saint’s help for the many immigrants who have been forced to return home due to the economic downturn. See a Daily News story here.
According to Vincent Nunez, church administrator at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Plainfield, the torch is coming from a parish in Passaic and will be at the Westfield Circle at about 5 p.m. Runners will proceed to the Watchuing Circle by about 5:30 p.m.