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Mother of America, and of the Diocese
Our Lady of Guadalupe, so dear to the Mexican immigrants who live in Orange County, is the patron saint of the Diocese of Orange. A 10' by 7' tile mosaic is located at the cathedral’s south interior wall. It is made of more than 55,000 tiles of gold and opaque glass. A portable 22-inch by 20-inch crown, made of gold leaf, was designed to adorn Our Lady’s head, giving the image added prominence.

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