Revised Salesian Prayer Manual ed. 2020

RMG, Rome, 23 July 2020 — In the presentation to the ‘Salesian Prayer Manual’ (220 pages, ed. 2020), the 10th successor of Don Bosco, Fr. Angel F. Artime explains the background and goals of this revised Salesian Prayer Book: “My dear confreres, General Chapter 27 (2014) requested an updating of the manual In dialogue with the Lord and other resources of prayer as an expression of our commitment to grow in the Salesian consecrated identity. In the revision of the text, I asked the redaction group to keep in mind three elements: 1. the multicultural context of the Congregation; 2. the new digital world; 3. prayer with the young and with our lay mission partners. Perhaps the group has succeeded in paying greater attention to the possibilities offered today by the digital world than to the other two elements. For this reason, apart from a text that could be printed by Provinces or regions, they have prepared a digital edition with several alternatives, available on the Congregation’s website (www.sdb.org). A very handy app for Salesian prayer has also been designed (Salesians@prayer), which includes, among other things, the Salesian Proper, which of its nature calls for frequent updating to include...

The Museum of Family Prayer, Massachusetts

  Holy Cross Family Ministries Opens the Museum of Family Prayer Holy Cross Family Ministries, a family of ministries that helps families pray together announces the opening of The Museum of Family Prayer: A Contemporary Experience of Father Peyton’s Ongoing Ministry in North Easton, Mass. The Museum of Family Prayer opened on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, and continues the work of Venerable Patrick Peyton’s mission of encouraging families to pray daily, particularly the Rosary. Father Patrick Peyton, a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, was a Catholic media pioneer and now sainthood candidate, who founded Family Rosary in 1942 and Family Theater Productions in 1947. The museum offers a unique, interactive experience of prayer using digital media for the entire family to experience together. The museum is expected to attract those on pilgrimage who will be traveling to the museum for spiritual reasons, as well as visitors and guests who want to explore more about prayer. It will offer a lively, interactive experience allowing those who visit to touch, listen and watch, reflect and pray. “Our work is to educate, inform and celebrate the mission of Father Patrick Peyton as well as educate and enlighten those who journey here to learn more...

Lourdes to host first online world pilgrimage – Vatican News

Lourdes to host first online world pilgrimage The Marian Shrine at Lourdes will host the first ever online world pilgrimage on Thursday, 16 July, the anniversary of the final apparition to St Bernadette Soubirous. By Christopher Wells Over 160 years ago, in 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a young French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, in the small town of Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. A shrine soon arose at the site of the apparitions, and in the years and decades since, with millions of pilgrims visiting the shrine,  thousands of miraculous healings and conversions have been reported. In 2020, two years after the 150th anniversary of the apparitions, Lourdes is virtually empty. For the first time in its history, the shrine was closed to pilgrims, a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although it has now re-opened, health care measures mean that only a very limited number of pilgrims can visit the shrine. The first worldwide virtual pilgrimage In response, the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes is organising the first ever worldwide virtual pilgrimage, set for Thursday 16 July, the anniversary of the final apparition to St Bernadette. Millions of people from around the world are expected...