Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Posted in Events on December 14, 2009
Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos

On December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest organized for the second consecutive year a candlelight Marian procession through the very heart of Rome in honor of Mary Immaculate.

His Eminence Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, Prefect Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, presided over the procession, which began at the Church of Jesus and Mary (Chiesa Gesu e Maria), the home of the Institute's apostolate in Rome. Canons, a deacon, and seminarians of the Institute led the faithful in singing Marian hymns and in reciting the Holy Rosary.

A very large crowd of over 1500 faithful, following the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, filed down the Via del Corso and through other avenues which serve as main arteries through the center of the city to Chiesa Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. In this splendid Gothic church of the Dominicans, Cardinal Hoyos offered Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome
Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome