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PRESS RELEASE – The Vincentian Family celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal with two days of prayer and fraternity and will culminate with a meeting with the Holy Father during the General Audience of Wednesday, November 24, 2021

On the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal which will be celebrated on November 27th, the Vincentian Family will gather together for an audience with Pope Francis. This will mark both the culmination and the continuation of a journey that began on November 11, 2020, when Pope Francis blessed the image of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in the Vatican. The pilgrimage of this image began on the occasion of the 190th anniversary of the apparitions to Saint Catherine Laboure. This initiative was promoted by the Congregation of the Mission in Italy in collaboration with the worldwide Vincentian Family.

On the night of July 18-19, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared for the first time to Catherine Labouré, a young Daughter of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. This was a rather lengthy encounter in which the Blessed Mother stated: The times are very evil. Misfortunes afflict France and the entire world will experience misfortunes of every sort … But come to the foot of this altar, there abundant graces will be spread over all those who ask for them with confidence and fervor. They will be given to the great and the small. Then once again, on November 27th, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared again to Catherine Labouré, holding in her hands a small globe (representing humankind). Catherine contemplated her beauty and accepted the mission to make a medal: the persons who wear this medal will receive great graces

The members of the worldwide Vincentian Family, faithful to the Word of God, inspired by the charism which calls them to serve God in the person of the poor and encouraged by this initiative of the Blessed Mother to go on pilgrimage, want to remind us that the Blessed Mother continues to invite men and women to approach the foot of the altar.

The meeting with Pope Francis will take place in Paul VI Hall, on Wednesday, November 24thThousands of people will accompany the image of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, members of the various branches of the Vincentian Family: the International Association of Charity, Vincentian Marian Youth, parishes, school groups, and members of the various parishes that received the image during the pilgrimage. For the members of the Vincentian Family, this meeting with Pope Francis will be a special time of grace. The members of the Congregation of the Mission, together with the members of the different branches of the Vincentian Family, will undertake a mission of evangelizing and animating the Christian communities in Italy … a program referred to as Three Days with Mary … Animating the Christian Communities. This program is directed to the parishes and is composed of listening to the parish members, celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, an encounter with the poor and the helpless, a time for lectio divina and prayer. During those three days, three elements of the Christian life will be developed, namely, called, live, sent forth. The initiative will begin in a parish in Rome and another in Palestrina.

The meeting with the Pope will be preceded with a Marian Vocational Vigil which will take place on November 23 at 20:45 (Rome Time) in the Basilica of Saint Andrea della Valle. Like Mary, all are called to respond with the “yes” of Mary. This gathering will journey along the path of the Virgin, the acceptance of her call and will include reflections on the apparitions of the Virgin to Catherine Laboure. This Vigil will be led by Father Luigi María Espicoco, Ecclesiastical Assistant at the Dicastery for Communication and the music will be provided by the Choir from the Diocese of Rome.

The following day, at the conclusion of the Audience with the Holy Father, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission, Father Toma Mavriĉ, CM, will celebrate the Eucharist at altar in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter at 12:30 hours.

N.B.: Journalists and media operators who intend to participate in the General Audience of November 24, 2021, must send a request, within 24 hours of the event, as soon as available on the calendar, through the online accreditation system of the Holy See Press Office, to the address:

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/accrediti/pubblico/accredito.html

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PRESS RELEASE – Pilgrimage through Italy of the Sacred Image of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal; Triveneto and Emilia Romagna (September 15 – October 15, 2021)

On November 11, 2020, when Pope Francis blessed the image of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in the Vatican, the pilgrimage of this image began on the occasion of the 190th anniversary of the apparitions to Saint Catherine Laboure. This initiative is promoted by the Congregation of the Mission in Italy in collaboration with the worldwide Vincentian Family.

After the pilgrimage to the areas of Monregalese and Cebano, now the sacred image can be viewed in the regions of Triveneto and Emilia Romagna.

Today, like 1830, the world is devastated by poverty, violence, and a health and financial crisis. The Blessed Mother invites us to the foot of the altar. After 190 years the Blessed Mother continues to provide for us … and she does so because her love is unwavering. On the night of July 18-19, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared for the first time to Catherine Labouré, a young Daughter of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. This was a rather lengthy encounter in which the Blessed Mother stated: The times are very evil. Misfortunes afflict France and the entire world will experience misfortunes of every sort … But come to the foot of this altar, there abundant graces will be spread over all those who ask for them with confidence and fervor. They will be given to the great and the small. Then once again, on November 27th, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared again to Catherine Labouré, holding in her hands a small globe (representing humankind). Catherine contemplated her beauty and accepted the mission to make a medal: the persons who wear this medal will receive great graces.

The members of the worldwide Vincentian Family, faithful to the Word of God, inspired by the charism which calls them to serve God in the person of the poor and encouraged by this initiative of the Blessed Mother to go on pilgrimage, want to remind us that the Blessed Mother continues to invite men and women to approach the foot of the altar.

From the afternoon of Tuesday, September 14 until Thursday, September 16, the sacred image of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal will be In Gorizia, with the Sisters of Mary of the Miraculous Medal. There the following program will unfold: Tuesday the 14th, 16:00 hours the image will be received; Wednesday the 15th, 09:00 hours, celebration of the Eucharist; 16:00 hours, catechesis; 17:00 hours, rosary; 18:00 hours, Eucharist. Thursday, the image will remain in the church. From Saturday, September 18 until the afternoon of September 21, the image will be in Forlimpopoli (FC) in the church of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. From Thursday, September 23 until Sunday, September 26, the image will be brought to Véneto, to Castel D’Azzano (VR) in the parish of the Holy Name of Mary. From Monday, September 27 until Thursday, September 30, the image will be brought to Piacenza, to the Colegio Alberoni. During the month of October, from Friday, October 1 to Monday, October 4, the image will be in Basilicanova (PR) in the house of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul and in the parish. From Tuesday, October 5 until Friday, October 8, the sacred image will be in Udine, in the parish and in the house of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. On Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, the image will be in Roncà (VR) in the parishes of the diocese of Vicenza, a pastoral area composed of four parishes: Roncà, Terrarossa di Roncà, Brenton and Saint Margherita. From Monday, October 11 to Wednesday, October 13, the image will be brought to Mirano (VE) in the parish of Saint Michele Arcangelo.

After 190 years, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal continues to watch over humankind and comes, as a pilgrim, to visit and to the meet with the members of the Christian communities spread throughout Italy. Thus, Mary fulfills the promise of love that is contained in her message: I will be remain with you, trust and do not be discouraged.

Elena Grazini

Press Office Vincentian Family

  +39 338 190 24 36           

 elena@elenagrazini.it

PRESS RELEASE – Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Lombardia and Piemonte (Italian regions, June 2021)

On November 11, 2020, when Pope Francis blessed the image of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in the Vatican, the pilgrimage of this image began on the occasion of the 190th anniversary of the apparitions to Saint Catherine Laboure. This initiative is promoted by the Congregation of the Mission in Italy in collaboration with the worldwide Vincentian Family.

In June the pilgrimage will take place in the areas of Lombardy and Piedmont.

Today, like 1830, the world is devastated by poverty, violence, and a health and financial crisis. The Blessed Mother invites us to the foot of the altar. After 190 years the Blessed Mother continues to provide for us … and she does so because her love is unwavering. On the night of July 18-19, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared for the first time to Catherine Labouré, a young Daughter of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. This was a rather lengthy encounter in which the Blessed Mother stated: The times are very evil. Misfortunes afflict France and the entire world will experience misfortunes of every sort … But come to the foot of this altar, there abundant graces will be spread over all those who ask for them with confidence and fervor. They will be given to the great and the small. Then once again, on November 27th, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared again to Catherine Labouré, holding in her hands a small globe (representing humankind). Catherine contemplated her beauty and accepted the mission to make a medal: the persons who wear this medal will receive great graces.

The members of the worldwide Vincentian Family, faithful to the Word of God, inspired by the charism which calls them to serve God in the person of the poor and encouraged by this initiative of the Blessed Mother to go on pilgrimage, want to remind us that the Blessed Mother continues to invite men and women to approach the foot of the altar.

June 1: the statue Will be brought from Toscanny to Canneto sull’Oglio.
June 2: transported to Abbiategrasso and on the morning of June 3, to Piedmont. There it will remain in the parish of Saint Paul until 19:45 when he it will be brought to the parish of Santa Maria Resucitada and remain there until 4:00am. Then it shall be returned to Lombardy (the province of Pavía) with the following schedule”

June 4: in the Cathedral of Vigevano (from 11am to noon); then to Mortara, the headquarters of Vincentian Volunteers until 16:00 hours on June 5.

June 5: depart for Milan and arrive at the parish of San Vicente de Prato where it will remain until the afternoon of June 6th.

June 7: moved to the Vincentian Volunteer Center (Via Ariberto) where it will remain until 14:00 hours; in the afternoon moved to Soma Lombardo (VA) and will remain there until the night of June 8 when it will be transported to the Province of Como arriving in Cucciago at 9:00am. At night it will be move to the house of the Congregation of the Mission in Como and on June 10 to the parish of Saint Bartholomew.

June 11: the image will be brought to the Shrine of Santa María de las Gracias (9:30am)

June 12: arrive in San Pellegrino Terme at 21:00 hours and remain there until the night of the 13th.

June 14: brought to Seregno in the morning and remain there until the morning of the 15th. June 15: brought to Cassano D’Adda in the morning and remain there until the afternoon of the 16th.

The image will be in Pallanza Verbania on June 17-18 with the following schedule:
June 17: the house of Saint Louise of the Daughters of Charity in Pallanza (in the morning and the first hour of the afternoon); then in the parish of Trobaso in the afternoon; also in the afternoon, at parish of the Immaculate Conception and Saint Bernadine in Pallanza; June 18 chapel of the Miraculous Medal in the morning; the parish of Saint Leonard in Pallanza in the afternoon.

The next stop will be Pavia:
June 19-20 in the cathedral.
June 21-22 at the house of the Daughters of Charity (San Salvario) and then on the afternoon of the 22nd to the parish of San Donato. From there it will travel to Grugliasco to the Daughters of Charity, the community of S. Giuseppe and S. Maria. Then once again to Turin to the parish of the Resurrection on the 23 (16:30 hours) and will remain there until the afternoon of the 24th. It will then be transferred to the parish of Maria Esperanza Nuestra where it will remain for June 26-27. Then then image will be returned to Milan, to the parish of Saihnt Michael the Archangel until late in the evening of June 28th.

After 190 years, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal continues to watch over humankind and comes, as a pilgrim, to visit and to the meet with the members of the Christian communities spread throughout Italy. Thus, Mary fulfills the promise of love that is contained in her message: I will be remain with you, trust and do not be discouraged.

Elena Grazini
Press Office
Vincentian Family
+39 338 190 24 36 elena@elenagrazini.it

Comunicado de prensa – Nuestra Señora de la Medalla Milagrosa Peregrina en los Abruzos, Italia, (3 – 9 de mayo de 2021)

El pasado 11 de noviembre de 2020, en el Vaticano, con la bendición del Papa Francisco, comenzó la peregrinación a Italia de la efigie de la Virgen de la Medalla Milagrosa, en conmemoración del 190 aniversario de las apariciones a Santa Catalina Labouré, una iniciativa promovida por ls Congregación de la Misión de Italia en colaboración con la Familia Vicenciana. Del 3 al 9 de mayo, la peregrinación tendrá lugar en los Abruzos. 

Hoy, igual que en 1830, el mundo está asolado por la pobreza, la violencia, la emergencia sanitaria y económica. La Santísima Virgen nos invita a ir al pie del altar y, 190 años después, sigue velando por nosotros porque su amor por la humanidad es irrevocable. En la noche del 18 al 19 de julio de 1830, Catalina Labouré, una joven Hija de la Caridad de San Vicente de Paúl, vio a la Santísima Virgen, con la que tuvo un largo encuentro. La Santísima Virgen le dijo: “Son tiempos muy tristes. Las desgracias caerán sobre Francia. El mundo entero será sacudido por calamidades de todo tipo. Pero si vienes al pie de este altar, aquí se derramarán las gracias sobre todas las personas que las pidan con confianza y fervor… Siempre he velado por ti”. De nuevo, el 27 de noviembre de 1830, Catalina Labouré vio a la Santísima Virgen con un pequeño globo terráqueo (representando a la humanidad) en sus manos; contempló su belleza y aceptó la misión de hacer acuñar una Medalla: “¡la persona que la lleve recibirá grandes gracias!”. 

Los vicentinos, fieles a la Palabra de Dios e inspirados por su carisma plurisecular que los llama a servir a Dios en los pobres, con la iniciativa de María Peregrina quieren recordar que, aún hoy, la Santísima Virgen nos invita a acercarnos al pie del altar.

El lunes, 3 de mayo, la sagrada efigie llegará a Avezzano (AQ); al día siguiente será llevada a San Demetrio ne Vestini (AQ) y el miércoles, 5 de mayo, a L’Aquila. El jueves 6 de mayo, la estatua de Nuestra Señora de la Medalla Milagrosa será llevada a Teramo y al día siguiente a Atri (TE). El sábado 8 de mayo, la efigie sagrada llegará a Pescara y el domingo 9 de mayo a Chieti.

La Virgen de la Medalla Milagrosa continúa hoy, tras 190 años, velando por toda la humanidad y se acerca como peregrina a visitar y encontrarse con las comunidades eclesiales diseminadas por toda Italia, cumpliendo así la promesa de amor contenida en su Mensaje: “Yo misma estaré siempre con vosotros… tened confianza… no os desaniméis”.

Elena Grazini

         Oficina de prensa

         Familia Vicentina

         +39 338 190 24 36

         elena@elenagrazini.it

PRESS RELEASE Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Pilgrimage in Apulia and Basilicata (Italian regions, April 6 – May 2, 2021).

On November 11, 2020, when Pope Francis blessed the image of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in the Vatican, the pilgrimage of this image began on the occasion of the 190th anniversary of the apparitions to Saint Catherine Laboure. This initiative is promoted by the Congregation of the Mission in Italy in collaboration with the worldwide Vincentian Family.

Beginning on April 6th, the pilgrimage will continue in Apulia and Basilicata.

Today, like 1830, the world is devastated by poverty, violence, and a health and financial crisis. The Blessed Mother invites us to the foot of the altar. After 190 years the Blessed Mother continues to provide for us … and she does so because her love is unwavering. On the night of July 18-19, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared for the first time to Catherine Labouré, a young Daughter of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. This was a rather lengthy encounter in which the Blessed Mother stated: The times are very evil. Misfortunes afflict France and the entire world will experience misfortunes of every sort … But come to the foot of this altar, there abundant graces will be spread over all those who ask for them with confidence and fervor. They will be given to the great and the small. Then once again, on  November 27th, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared again to Catherine Labouré, holding in her hands a small globe (representing humankind). Catherine contemplated her beauty and accepted the mission to make a medal: the persons who wear this medal will receive great graces.

The members of the worldwide Vincentian Family, faithful to the Word of God, inspired by the charism which calls them to serve God in the person of the poor and encouraged by this initiative of the Blessed Mother to go on pilgrimage, want to remind us that the Blessed Mother continues to invite men and women to approach the foot of the altar.

Tuesday, April 6, the image will arrive in Lecce, the parish of Santa Maria Dell’ldriq

Wednesday, April 7, will be in the capital of Salento at the Oncology Hospital, Saint John Paul II

Thursday, April 8, will be brought to the house of the Carità F.D.C. and later brought to Brindisi, where it will arrive at the cathedral on April 9th and remain there until, Sunday, April 11.

Monday and Tuesday (April 12-13) will be brought to Ugento, to the cathedral of the Assumption

The following day the image will be transferred to Casarano, to the parish of San Domenico and will remain there until Thursday, April 15.

Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, will arrive in Nardò in the parish of Santa Maróa de la Asunción.

Sunday, April 18th until Thursday, April 22 will be in Giovinazzo, in he house of the Daughters of Charity.

Friday, April 23 the image will be brought to Martano, the arish of Santa María del Rosario, and from there to Maglie, where it will remain in the mother church, the parish of the Presentation of the Lord (April 14-25).

Monday April 26-Tuesday April 27 the image will be transferred to Taranto, to the Immaculate Mary Institute

Wednesday, April 28 will be brought to the Institute Monopoli where it will be display at the Cofradía del Carmine of Ostuni. The imagine will remain in Monopoli until the end of the month in the parish of Regina Pacis.

May 1, the image will arrive in Basilicata, in Lauria and the following day will depart for Naples.

After 190 years, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal continues to watch over humankind and comes, as a pilgrim, to visit and to the meet with the members of the Christian communities spread throughout Italy. Thus, Mary fulfills the promise of love that is contained in her message: I will be remain with you, trust and do not be discouraged.

 

Elena Grazini

Press Office

Vincentian Family

+39 338 190 24 36

 

 

 

 

PRESS-RELEASE Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Pilgrimage in Calabria (February 2-27, 2021)

On November 11, 2020, when Pope Francis blessed the image of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in the Vatican, the pilgrimage of this image began on the occasion of the 190th anniversary of the apparitions to Saint Catherine Laboure. This initiative is promoted by the Congregation of the Mission in Italy in collaboration with the worldwide Vincentian Family.

During the month of February, the pilgrimage will take place in Calabria (in January this pilgrimage was held in Campania). Today, like 1830, the world is devastated by poverty, violence, and a health and financial crisis. The Blessed Mother invites us to the foot of the altar. After 190 years the Blessed Mother continues to provide for us … and she does so because her love is unwavering. On the night of July 18-19, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared for the first time to Catherine Labouré, a young Daughter of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. This was a rather lengthy encounter in which the Blessed Mother stated: The times are very evil. Misfortunes afflict France and the entire world will experience misfortunes of every sort … But come to the foot of this altar, there abundant graces will be spread over all those who ask for them with confidence and fervor. They will be given to the great and the small. Then once again, on  November 27th, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared again to Catherine Labouré, holding in her hands a small globe (representing humankind). Catherine contemplated her beauty and accepted the mission to make a medal: the persons who wear this medal will receive great graces.

The members of the worldwide Vincentian Family, faithful to the Word of God, inspired by the charism which calls them to serve God in the person of the poor and encouraged by this initiative of the Blessed Mother to go on pilgrimage, want to remind us that the Blessed Mother continues to invite men and women to approach the foot of the altar.

The program includes the following:

February 2-3, Saint Michael the Archangel in Plantania;

February 4, the image will be received in the Cathedral of Lamezia Terme during the celebration       

of the World Day for Consecrated Life;

February 5, Saint Rafael the Archangel;

February 6-7, Saint John the Baptist in Santa Eufemia;

February 8-9, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Gizzeria Lido;

February 10-13, in Gizzeria Lido, first in the hospital of John Paul II (February 10-11), then in 

the parish of Saint Joseph, the worker (January 12-13);

February 14-15, the parish of Saint Andrew in Curinga;

February 16-17, the parish of Saint Mary Catholic in Maida;

February 18-19, the parish of Saint Mary Goretti in Lamezia Terme;

February 20, the Shrine of St. Francis of Paola in Paola;

February 21, the church of Saint Francis of Paola in Sambiase;

February 21-22, the parish of the birth of the Blessed Mother in Lamezia Terme.

February 24-25, the parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother in Martirano;

February 25, evening, until 26, the Church of Sant’Anna in Mazzeo;

February 26-27, the parish of Saint Pius X in Catanzaro.

After 190 years, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal continues to watch over humankind and comes, as a pilgrim, to visit and to the meet with the members of the Christian communities spread throughout Italy. Thus, Mary fulfills the promise of love that is contained in her message: I will be remain with you, trust and do not be discouraged.

Elena Grazini

Press Office

Vincentian Family

+39 338 190 24 36

elena@elenagrazini.it



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