They visited the Cathedral of the Almudena this Sunday to honor the patroness of Madrid
The Real Madrid football team , which last Saturday won the Champions League for the 13th time , has dedicated the title to Our Lady of Almudena , the Marian devotion venerated as the patron saint of the Spanish capital.
During the celebration in the cathedral of the patron saint of Madrid, the player Jesús Vallejo presented prayers to Our Lady on behalf of the whole team. The cup of the championship was offered to the Blessed Virgin by two other athletes of the champion club, Sergio Ramos and the Brazilian Marcelo.
It was the third consecutive time that the club won the league, this time beating Liverpool, United Kingdom, by 3 to 1, in a match played in the Ukrainian city of Kiev.
Back in Madrid, the champion team visited the Cathedral of the Almudena on Sunday, 27, where he was received by auxiliary bishop Jesús Vidal , representing Cardinal Carlos Osoro , Archbishop of Madrid, who was unable to attend.
Bishop Vidal told the athletes:
“Your example is important. Be witnesses that in life, to triumph, one must surrender, and this is the result of joint effort. You are an important testimony to young people. I encourage you to give good examples that will help make a world more supportive. Our Lady shares the joy of all the madrilenhos; share your joy. “
In turn, Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, said:
“This Madrid is a family. Values are pillars in the pursuit of success. “