Tag Archives: 2012 Marian Pilgrimage

Descent from the Cross

30 Mar

Descent from Cross

The Descent from the Cross is a panel painting by the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden created c. 1435, now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid.

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Salve Regina

4 Oct

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One of the glorious moments of my pilgrimage was chanting the “Salve Regina” at the end of our final Mass at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. “Hail, holy Queen ….”

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one last ad te suspiramus

26 Sep

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At the end of compline (night prayer) at the seminary we used to sing, with all those male voices, the Salve Regina. At the end of Mass at Notre Dame I stood with the bishops and the priests at the edge of the sanctuary for the singing of that Latin “Hail, holy Queen.” It was a lovely way to bring our/my pilgrimage to the Marian shrines to a close.

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see it and hear it

26 Sep

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In the grotto at Lourdes water can be seen flowing from the same spring from which Bernadette drank, and from which we can still drink the waters of Lourdes, or as rolls off our lips more naturally, Lourdes water. If you would like to “hear” the water, go to my YouTube channel: MilfordAndrewPastor. The waters are supposed to have healing powers. “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”