FACEBOOK | TWITTER | YOUTUBE | DIOCESE OF ALBANY | LINKS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
The Evangelist | Albany, NY
Advanced Search
search sponsored by


  • About
  • Opinion
  • Features
  • Events
  • Specials
  • Photos
  • Bishop
  • Advertise

home : more top stories : news

12/14/2017 9:00:00 AM
RECONSECRATING DIOCESE TO MARY

ON DEC. 8, THE FEAST of the Immaculate Conception, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger reconsecrated the Albany Diocese to Mary, its patroness, during a Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

It was also an occasion for Catholics to complete the "33 Days to Morning Glory" process of personal consecration to Mary.

"Consecration to Mary is a spiritual exercise through which we receive graces to strengthen our Catholic spirituality and our ability to better serve Jesus and His Church. When we participate in Marian consecration exercises, we strive to follow Mary's example -- her willingness to say "yes" to God's will and to trust in God's purpose and plan for her -- while receiving graces to dedicate ourselves totally to Christ in a way that consecrates us to Him," noted the Albany Diocese's website.

Here, Rev. David LeFort, vicar general of the Diocese and administrator of the cathedral, assists Bishop Scharfenberger in reciting the "Prayer of Consecration to Merciful Love" and Nadia Lakah of Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville recites the prayer with parishioners from across the Diocese.

See more photos in The Evangelist's print edition (call 518-453-6688 to subscribe). Learn more about Marian consecration at www.rcda.org. (Nate Whitchurch photos)





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the website. Each submission must be approved by the editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.

If you are simply trying to contact persons mentioned in this article or you have a news or calendar event for The Evangelist, there is no need to fill out this form. Just email kate.blain@rcda.org.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   






Life
CNS MOVIE REVIEWS | DAILY READINGS | ALBANY DIOCESE PARISHES

The Evangelist, 40 North Main Ave., Albany, NY, 12203-1422 | PHONE: 518-453-6688| FAX: 518-453-8448|
Copyright © 2014 | Evangelist.org | All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2018 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved