Friday, November 23, 2018

Incorrupt Heart of St. Jean Vianney

Today we were able to venerate the incorrupt heart of the Cure of Ars. This was part of a Major Relic pilgrimage sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. A small group of members of the Children's Rosary were able to visit New Haven, Connecticut. This is approximately 1 hour from our home.

Our little trip began with Mass at St. Mary's Church in New Haven. There we were also able to pray at the tomb of Ven Fr. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus. I prayed for all the members of the Children's Rosary at the tomb of Ven. Fr McGivney. 

We then visited the Knights of Columbus Museum. Upon entering, we immediately went to see the relic of St. Jean Vianney. There was a large crowd when we arrived. We prayed there and then visited the Christmas in Poland Exhibit also at the Museum. 

When the crowds had left, we returned to pray before the relic. Our small group was composed of two families with three children total. We prayed together in a special way before the relic for all the members of the Children's Rosary and all who help the Children's Rosary. We also asked for the intercession of St. Jean Vianney to protect the purity of the children who are part of the Children's Rosary. St. Vianney was a champion of protecting purity and we implored his help in this regard. We took you all with us today. You were in our prayers.

It was a special blessing to be able to visit this Major relic tour. It was the kindness of another Children's Rosary group leader who offered to drive which allowed us the grace to attend. A special thank you to her. With my own joint disability, traveling even locally is often a challenge as I do not drive. Yet, God is so good that He sends the kindest of people to help us.

The heart relic of St. Jean Vianney will visit cathedrals, churches, chapels and seminaries, from November 2018 to early June 2019. 
God bless you all.

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