Friday, July 15, 2011

"To Bear the Wounds of Christ" Retreat for Priests, Deacons, Religious August 3-4, 2011

Please contact all priests that you know and tell them of this very special "once-in-a-lifetime" FREE event in Vandalia, IL!

On August 1, Fr. Ermelindo Di Capua, from the Shrine of Padre Pio in Italy, will arrive in Vandalia with St. Padre Pio's glove and part of the scab from the stigmata he bore for over 50 years. Fr. Ermelindo actually lived with Padre Pio and served as the liaison between the Saint and the English speaking pilgrims who came to San Giovanni Rotondo to seek the counsel and blessing of Padre Pio. Fr. is currently assistant editor of the periodical, "Voice of Padre Pio".

Father will stay at Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry from August 1-8. When he travels to many places in the world to speak on Padre Pio and bless the faithful with relics, he brings one of the gloves that covered the Stigmata of Padre Pio (a 2nd class relic), and a small piece of scab or blood serum from the Stigmata (a 1st class relic).

A very special 2 day event is planned for August 3-4 at Mother of Dolors Church in Vandalia, IL for priests and religious. The relics and glove will be on display in the church for veneration and prayer. Please plan to attend this once in a lifetime retreat with Msgr. Swetland of Mt. St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, and host of EWTN's "Catholicism on Campus" and Fr. Ermelindo Di Capua from the Shrine of Padre Pio in Italy. Details and registration information are below.

• Msgr. Stuart Swetland, STD, will be retreat master for this amazing retreat with special guest Fr. Ermelindo with glove and relics for your veneration and prayer.

• This FREE Retreat is from 10am on Wednessday to 4pm Thursday.

• We have secured a discounted rate for lodging at the Vandalia Holiday Inn with complimentary breakfasts. Please call and make your personal reservation soon (618-283-0010). Home cooked lunches and dinners will be provided for you during the retreat for $8 per meal.

• Priests, please bring your own alb, stole or vestmentts.

• Register early, as seeating is limited. Call Mariann at 618-292-8039 or Ann at 618-267-3876, or you may reserve your space online. If registering online, simply register for the August 3rd retreat.

Reserve Online

Event will be held at:
Mother of Dolors Church
322 N. 7th St.
Vandalia, IL 62471

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