I’ve added some photos in the St. Anne Photo Album entry in the right hand columns of some of the saints whose presence surrounds the Shrine. Included is a photo of Fr. Marchildon OP, whose efforts to establish the Shrine as a center of devotion are legendary.
Also had a chance to visit the upstairs Casavant organ…and there is a photo of that magnificent instrument in the album.
The preparations were done…the altar beautifully dressed…doors to the shrine open…and the faithful came streaming in:
And continued right up through the recitation of the rosary which started at 6:15PM:
Until the Mass began, with Father Murphy celebrating:
If you’ve never experienced a Mass celebrated by Fr. Murphy…his homily on the Eucharist, spending time in front of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession, and being open to the prompting of the Holy Spirit is a blessing.
Further planning is in the works to extend this ministry in the Shrine, so, if you’ve not considered stopping by for this, or just spending time with Our Lord, and see the good work being done here, please put it on your agenda soon!
The Shrine is open, 7 days a week, from 8AM to 6PM. South Main Street across from Kennedy Park in Fall River MA.