Thursday, June 23, 2016

Colloquium Day Three

Today we visited the Shrine of St. Joseph and had our first of three Masses there.  This historic shrine has a miraculous history, and the altar was donated by those who had prayed to St. Joseph and were preserved from the cholera epidemic of 1849.  The shrine is also the site of a miraculous healing of a man who asked the intercession of then Blessed Peter Claver, which miracle was ine of the two miracles approved by Rome, leading to his canonization.  We were able to stand in the same spot and venerate the very same relic!

Original baptismal font from  the mid 1800s

Side altar

St. John Berchmanns, patron saint of altar boys

More angels in the architecture

St. Joseph stands vigil by the rectory parking

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