June 8 , 2020
FACES OF DEVOTION :  My Father's Table
Fatherhood. That word evokes a lot of feelings — some good, some bad — for many people. But most of us can agree what being a father should be. Watch Mike Jordan Laskey's experience of fatherhood, how it's impacted his life, and how our Blessed Mother is shaping his worldview.
It's not too late!
You can still submit your intentions for our Summer Novena of Hope, and they will be brought to the foot of Mary’s Altar in the Shrine, where she will intercede for you and your loved ones to her Son. The Vincentian priests and brothers will also be praying for you and your needs.
If you’re unable to support Mary’s mission now, you can submit your prayer intentions  here .
Fulfilling Mary's Mission during Quarantine
Our Blessed Mother, herself, showed St. Catherine Labouré the Miraculous Medal and then told her to give it to the entire world. As a Daughter of Charity, St. Catherine belonged to the Vincentian Family, so we, too, have been commissioned to spread devotion to Mary and her Miraculous Medal. How can we let the pandemic stop us from fulfilling our Blessed Mother's request? We can't.
by Fr. Al Pehrsson, CM, a resident of St. Catherine’s Infirmary, Philadelphia
Have your child or grandchild win our coloring contest. Click here to access a larger version of this comic to color. Send finished artwork to CAMM Communications, 475 E. Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144. The top five best submissions will receive a free coloring book from The Shrine.
Thank you, Liliane, for sharing your photo and love for Mary's Miraculous Medal. May she continue to intercede for you, your family, and your loved ones. Know that the Vincentian priests and brothers are praying for you, as well.

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There's only one apparition in which Mary didn’t say anything?
At Knock in Ireland, not a word was spoken, making this apparition exceptional. At that time in Ireland’s history, words weren’t needed. Comfort was. And that’s what all the witnesses experienced.

There's only one apparition in which Mary left a miraculous image of herself?
Like the Miraculous Medal, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was given directly from heaven, and it was uniquely filled with symbols familiar to the Aztec people.

There's only one apparition in which Mary asked for milk for her Son?
Vailankanni is the only known apparition where Mary requested milk for her Child. In thanksgiving, Mary brought God’s divine graces to that spot and to everyone who humbly prays there.

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These apparitions show how Mary comes to us in ways we understand and need. And in expressing our love back to her, we also depict her in ways that are familiar to us. In that sense, we can say that there are Many Faces of Mary .

And that’s the theme of this year’s Summer Novena of Hope. As we come together, we will honor and explore the many apparitions of the Virgin Mother around the world, which have led millions of people to a greater hope and deeper faith.

It’s not too late to  submit your intentions  for this nine-week Novena. Your intentions will be brought to the Shrine and placed at Mary’s altar.

Join us in person or  online , and if you’re able, include a donation in support of Mary’s mission. We’re planning to open the Shrine on Monday, June 15, but due to the uncertainty of the pandemic situation, check  our website  for updates.

And remember, no matter how she looks or what language she speaks in her encounters with us, Mary is always our Blessed Mother who intercedes for us—and desires nothing more than to bring Jesus to us and us to Jesus.
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