Marian Mission Days 6 and 7

Praise be Jesus Christ, son of Mary! Where Mother Mary comes Jesus comes afterwards.

We brought the Mother of Life, the pilgrimage image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to our Marian mission over the last few days. On Sunday we paraded her through the streets between the two churches, St. Hugh of Cluny and St. Veronica’s. The procession ended at our sisters convent, the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin Matara. Many in the neighborhood were impressed with the procession. Later in the day we walked the last few streets praying the rosary for some hours which were not covered. Some hearty Mexicans came from Southern Philadelphia to pray with me. Later I prayed with the Spanish legion when it started to shower. A grace this was the only time that we really got rained on. Through the providence of God we prayed over virtually every street.

Monday, we finished the Marian mission with a small journey of the pilgrimage image and a Mass. I took the pilgrimage image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the four cardinal limits of the parish, West, North, South, East. We had a little incident at one location with a small car accident. When someone swiped our car door as the Deacon was getting out of the car. Nobody was hurt and only cosmetic damage on the cars. A little reminder of the devil, who does not like our prayers. Everywhere I went I prepared by calling on angels, the precious blood of Jesus and Mother Mary to protect us. In the Lord’s providence we suffered just a little sacrifice to bring Our Lady to the area. I had to delay finishing the journey until after Mass, but we finished. We trust Our Lady will take our parish into her hands presenting it to Jesus. Many people would like to do it again for a day and maybe across the whole archdiocese of Philadelphia.