Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York accepts the offertory gifts during Mass at the Solemn Novena at the Miraculous Medal Shrine, shown at right, which is celebrating its 100th year in Germantown. (Anne Pryce)
Cardinal Dolan of New York leads novena at Miraculous Medal Shrine
LOU BALDWIN writes in Catholic Philly.com
It was part of the annual Solemn Novena, Nov. 16-24, which commemorates the institution of the Miraculous Medal as the result of appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Catherine Labouré, of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul in November 1830. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia’s Shrine of the Miraculous Medal.Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan was the principal celebrant and homilist for a Mass Wednesday evening, Nov. 18 at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia.