Nearly 200 pilgrimages visited Our Lady, the Immaculate Virgin, Patroness of America this past July 4th weekend. The pilgrims attended Holy Mass, Reconciliation, and offered the Patriotic Rosary seeking her intercession as our nation’s guardian, protector, and supporter.
Fr Jeff Pomeisl, offered Mass in the Mother of Mercy Chapel as part of the Five First Saturdays Devotion in reparation for offenses against the Immaculate Heart. The Chapel built in 1916 is home to the statue of Our Lady of America in the Chapel’s west transept. The chapel is adorned with stained glass which depicts the Seven Joys of Our Lady.
After Mass each pilgrim received a blessed fresh Lily like the one Our Lady is holding, representing purity. The pilgrims took these home to remind them of Our Lady’s call to imitate the Holy Family.
With lily in hand pilgrims participated in praying the Patriotic Rosary. In short, each bead of the Hail Mary Prayer is offered for one of the fifty states.
We pray these pilgrims received abundant graces and that their prayers to Our Patroness were heard!
Less than 20 miles from Interstate-80/90 (Indiana Toll Road) and Intersate-69 in Northeast Indiana, it is easy to get to and is a worthwhile addition to your travel. Call (260) 303-4990 before your visit for details and hours. Map