From Rochester NY to the Middle Atlantic States to the local area, faithful pilgrims made the journey to St. Anne Shrine in Fall River to pay homage to the grandmother of Our Lord and the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Despite the seasonably warm temperatures, Fr. Allen Alexander, MIC, gave over 18 talks during the nine daily Masses and novena services on Good St. Anne tied the themes of Divine Mercy, devotion to the Blessed Mother, and St. Anne’s role in the economy of salvation. His talks were well received and appreciated by the pilgrims, and his presence was a blessing to all who participated.
Bishop Edgar da Cunha, S.D.V. was the principal celebrant of the Mass for the feast, assisted by Frs. Edward Murphy, Shrine Chaplain, and Allen Alexander, MIC, Novena preacher
The procession of the relics of Good St. Anne, a fixture of this entire festival, took place after Mass on the 26th through the streets of the St. Anne Shrine neighborhood, accompanied by hundreds of pilgrims singing the traditional hymn “Laudate Annam” while they followed St. Anne’s relic and flower-bedecked statue.