EAO ADMA Congress 2021 – A Rich Charismatic Experience

By ADMA EAO Congress Steering Committee        ADMA EAO, 13 September 2021 — After a long and involved preparation since January 2020, the Second EAO ADMA Congress (online) was a true rich and inspiring charismatic experience. On 11-12 September (3 hours each day) several hundred ADMA members, their spiritual animators (SDB and FMA), SDB provincials, young Salesians in formation and other members of the Salesian Family came together to pray, deepen their identity, interact and get to know each other better.        Praying together        On Sunday (Day 2) the beautiful animated Rosary prayer in 6 languages (Tagalog, English, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Cebuano) with amazing Marian songs in the respective languages. The opening prayer was offered in Tok Pisin and Motu (PNG) and final prayer was in Thai. Youtube presents these prayers.        Getting to know each other better        Through the professionally and wholeheartedly prepared ADMA life video sharing, we learn of ADMA faith experience (TLS), a young ADMA voice (FIS), stories of starting experiences (KOR, INA, VIE), the long and rich history of devotion to Mary Help of Christians in the Philippines (FIN). At the end of...

NEW Events at the Marian Shrine

We Salesians at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, NY, are moving forward in being proactive and organizing events that center on our common core – youth and devotion to Mary – especially the Help of Christians. We present the following new opportunities to you in order that you may keep us in your prayers and if you are in the NY/NJ area it would be great if you could participate especially in bringing groups of young people in your apostolate to these spiritual opportunities. October 9th: Our Lady of Fatima Statue will visit the Marian Shrine. Eucharistic Adoration begins at 1:30 pm at our Mary, Help of Christians Outdoor Altar Procession with the Blessed Sacrament to Our Lady of the Rosary Statue Recitation of the Holy Rosary. Our desire is to make sure that young people are an important part of this event since we are Salesians. October 23rd: Rise Up! Lowly but Chosen – Mini-conference for youth and young adults (14-22) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. We will have this event in our Youth Center Gym – a live band, testimonies, and motivational speakers, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity for Confession. This event is $20.00 per person....

Formation for aspirants to Primary ADMA of Valdocco begins

22 June 2021 (ANS – Turin) – The training course for people wishing to get to know the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) began in Valdocco on Sunday, 13 June. Following the group’s own charism, the Eucharist, celebrated in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, and the recitation of the Rosary, were planned before any other activity; only afterwards did the moment of presentation of the path, of knowledge and sharing, begin. Fr Guido Errico, Rector of the basilica, invited all those present to reflect on the fact that they were gathered right under the basilica, where the foundations from which the stone construction of the Sanctuary began, and where aspirants to ADMA can also lay the foundations of their journey. Renato Valera, President of Primary ADMA, then highlighted that all over the world many groups walk together to get to know Mary and to transform their lives through her in imitation of Jesus. Fr Alejandro Guevara, World Spiritual Animator of ADMA, instead proposed to look at the day of the beginning of the journey as that of the conception of a new life. In this perspective, aspirants are called to be born as children of Mary,...

Ten Ways Mary’s Presence Has Endured Throughout Time

There is no woman in the history of the world who has left a more powerful presence in the most positive ways than the Blessed Virgin Mary. Indeed, Mary is the Mother of God, the Mother of the Church, the Mystical Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Mystical Rose, and the Gate of Heaven. These […] Source: Ten Ways Mary’s Presence Has Endured Throughout...

SUMMER READING ON MARY, ET AL., FROM IGNATIUS PRESS

https://www.ignatius.com/Default.aspx Fatima By: Paul Senz Introduction by: Edward Sri Paperback $14.95$11.21 eBook $14.95$9.72 Fatima Mysteries By: Grzegorz Gorny, Janusz Rosikon Hardback $34.95$29.71 Mary in the Bible and in Our Lives By: Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen Paperback $15.95$13.56 eBook $15.95$10.37 The World’s First Love (2nd edition) By: Fulton Sheen Foreword by: Fr. Andrew Apostoli C. F. R. Paperback $17.95$13.46 eBook $17.95$11.67 26 Champions of the Rosary By: Fr. Donald Calloway Paperback $11.95$8.96 33 Days to Morning Glory By: Fr. Michael Gaitley M.I.C. Paperback $14.95$12.71 33 Dias hacia un Glorioso Amanecer By: Fr. Michael Gaitley M.I.C. Paperback $14.95$12.71 A Handbook on Guadalupe Paperback $12.95$9.71 All Products,Books,Marian...

Pope Francis Concludes Rosary Marathon for an End to the Pandemic 2021

Pope concludes Month of Prayer with Rosary in Vatican Gardens Pope Francis leads the Holy Rosary in the Vatican Gardens at the conclusion of the “Marathon of Prayer” for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resumption of work and social activities. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis was joined by first communicants and young people who have recently been confirmed, as well as by newlyweds and expecting couples, scouts, families, and religious, as he prayed the concluding Rosary for the month-long Marathon of Prayer. Month of Prayer At the end of April, Pope Francis asked all Catholics throughout the world to pray throughout the month of May – traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary – for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic and for a resumption of everyday work and social activities. Each day of the month, a different Marian shrine led the faithful in a Rosary that was broadcast around the world. Pope Francis himself kicked off the Month of Prayer by leading the Rosary from St Peter’s Basilica on 1 May, praying before the image of the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). On Monday, 31 May, the Holy Father chose the Vatican Gardens...