ASIA/LEBANON - A "day for Lebanon" will be celebrated at the Shrine of Fatima

Monday, 30 January 2017 marian devotion   sanctuaries   oriental churches

Beirut (Agenzia Fides) - In June, a "day for Lebanon" will be celebrated at the Marian Shrine of Fatima, Portugal. The program will begin with the recitation of the Holy Rosary in the evening of June 24, and will end the next day with the Eucharistic liturgy celebrated by Maronite Patriarch Boutros Bechara Rai at the Basilica built on the site where, in 1917, Our Lady appeared to the three children: Lucia dos Santos, Giacinta Marto and Francisco Marto. This was announced in recent days by the Patriarchal Commission for the consecration of Lebanon and the East to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, noting that during the closing Mass, the Primate of the Maronite Church, along with other Patriarchs of the East, will renew the consecration of the Country of cedars to the Mother of God. The whole organization of the pilgrimage, will be handled and followed by an office ad hoc that is already working at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 30/01/2017)