we are paying honor to the Lord.” (St. Louis de Montfort)
Christmas Blessings! As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, we are reminded that we are all blessed with so many gifts from the Lord. May we suggest that one way to also give thanks is to attend First Saturday Devotion! The Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Manorville, NY will be holding First Saturday Devotion, as we do the first Saturday of every month, on January 6, 2018. The day begins at 10:00 a.m. with Adoration, followed by the Holy Rosary and Mass. Join us for a day of prayer. We are sure you will find it a most grace-filled day as we honor our Blessed Mother.
The pious practice of honoring the Blessed Mother on Saturday is an ancient custom, derived from the tradition that Jesus appeared to her on Holy Saturday. Saturday is reserved for honoring the Blessed Mother and as Catholics who are devoted to our Blessed Mother, Queen of All Hearts, we honor her by attending First Saturday Devotions at the Shrine.
We would like to once again remind you that you may obtain a plenary indulgence by attending the devotion, and praying the Holy Rosary with the community under the usual conditions (Confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, etc.). To read more about plenary indulgences , their importance, and the additional ways to earn them for ourselves and deceased love ones, follow this link.
From everyone at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, and The Association of Mary, Queen of All Hearts, may we wish you and your family a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May our good Jesus through his most holy Mother keep you and protect you and your family.
AD JESUM PER MARIAM
Association of Mary, Queen of All Hearts