Augustinians of the Assumption


:: Quote of the Day ::

The life of an Assumptionist is a life of prayer, of recollection and of the presence of God.
- Emmanuel d'Alzon



:: Prayer Request ::

You are invited to
Submit a Prayer Request



:: Photo Gallery ::


Banner


:: Follow us on... ::

FacebookTwitterYouTube



Home WHAT’S NEW ASSUMPTIONIST SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES/CHILE: NOVENA FOR 2017 LAUNCHED

ASSUMPTIONIST SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES/CHILE: NOVENA FOR 2017 LAUNCHED PDF Print E-mail

With the theme, “Virgin of Lourdes, watch over our country and bring us to  Jesus”,
the annual shrine novena began on Thursday, February 2,  2017,
in preparation of the 159th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to Bernardette Soubirous.

ASSUMPTIONIST SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES in ChileOn Saturday, February 4, 2017, about 50 singers gathered at the shrine to mark the 40th Vigil of “Singing God’s Praises”, a celebration that has given thousands of people an opportunity to know, appreciate, and understand this beautiful tradition that has provided an effective evangelization of the Central Region of Chile, although its effects have been felt from north to south of the country.

Fr. Julio Navarro, former vicar general of the Assumptionists now residing in Santiago, presided at the Eucharist for this group of singers and in his homily pointed out, “You have come to sing to the Virgin not in your name only, but in the name of your families, your neighbors and friends. In fact, you come to the Virgin in the name of the entire People of God in Chile, in the name of the whole Church. You represent many --- all those who have a devotion to the Virgin”.

ASSUMPTIONIST SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES in ChileIn many of the songs sung that night in the grotto, one could hear prayers for the well-being of the country, and especially for those who are being so adversely affected by forest fires.

The annual pilgrimage of sacred dancersOn Sunday, February 5, there was held the annual pilgrimage of sacred dancers who have been coming to the basilica for the last 23 years under the aegis of AMBAR (Asociación Metropolitana de Bailes Religiosos/Metropolitan Organization of Sacred Dance).

Next Saturday, February 11, the actual feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the shrine doors will open at 6:30 AM. The first Mass will be celebrated at 7 AM and Masses will follow regularly until noon. Between 1 PM and 5 PM there will be activities for children, recitation of the rosary, and short talks at the grotto.

The traditional candlelight procession throughout the neighborhoodBeginning at 5 PM there will be Mass hourly until 8 PM when a closing Mass will be celebrated followed by the traditional candlelight procession throughout the neighborhood.

There will also be, from 9 AM to 4 PM, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in an outdoor chapel.

Assumptionist priests and brothers together with many generous volunteers will be available throughout the day at your service.

We invite all Catholics and individuals of goodwill to come to the shrine, a place of peace, prayer, and culture. Lourdes is a spiritual lung for Chile.

Comunicaciones Lourdes,
Br. Ramón Gutiérrez, A. A.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 17:29
 
© 2005-2017 Augustinians of the Assumption | 330 Market Street, Brighton, MA 02135 | Tel. 617-783-0400 | Fax 617-783-8030 | E-mail: info@assumption.us