Today we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Pillar (Nuestra Señora del Pilar) and the National Holiday of Spain.
Today remembers when Mary visited St. James in what is now Spain, standing on a pillar, and told him to continue his work. Our Lady of Pillar is the only recorded episode of biolocation, where Mary was still alive and living in Jerusalem and appeared in Spain as well. Today, the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar houses the statue left by Mary, on a pillar on the altar.
Our Lady of Pilar, pray for Spain. Our Lady of Pilar, pray for us
“The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Our lady of the Rosary
Pray for Us
We wish Fr Andrew, a very happy Ordination Anniversary. Fr Andrew was ordained in 1996, and has worked as a Priest all over the world. He has served in India, Nigeria, Burundi, as well as in England. Fr Andrew was the director of the Schoenstatt Movement for England between 2003-2007 and is currently the parish priest at St Vincent’s in Bolton. Fr Andrew has been a great help to our community in many ways, not least among them is that he has made it possible to stream Mass services and an Evening Blessing to help join the community during this time. We are grateful to have him.
When people pray Our Lady hears them. We want to share our mission with you. Our theme for 2020 has been “Go and Set England on Fire” and we do this through the Capital of Grace.
When you say our Capital of Grace, your prayers go towards our efforts towards transforming Mission Manchester and for Kearsley Shrine (which is celebrating 20 years this October!)
Joining us easy. All you have to do is say our Capital of Grace prayer, for October it is the Hymn of Home (In the Picture above) . Keep a record of how often you say it and report back to Fr Bryan, McKenna, or Ignacio, or leave them in box in the shrine or send a message in our Webpage.
Our goal for October is 500 prayers!
Thank you for joining us