Thursday, April 10, 2008

ICRSS Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The ICRSS sent in this news and photos:

On March 29 – 30, the Institute of Christ the King conducted a pilgrimage to Lourdes, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady there. The superiors, seminarians, and sisters of the Institute came en masse from Gricigliano, along with many of its priests from France , led by their Provincial Superior, Abbé Benoît Jayr. All joined by friends and faithful from France , Ireland , Italy and the United States . The two days were filled with private and scheduled devotions, including the Rosary, Way of the Cross, and an impressive candle Procession Saturday evening. Solemn High Masses were celebrated in the upper basilica chapel, at standing room capacity. On Saturday the celebrant was Vicar General Msgr. Michael Schmitz , while Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General, offered Mass that Divine Mercy Sunday. The pilgrims were greeted with a warm welcoming speech by the rector of the Shrine, Father Raymond Zambelli.

Here are a few smaller photos as well.

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