Consecration to the Immaculate Conception
Posted in Events on December 12, 2008

After a solemn novena comprised each day of a sermon, sung Litany of Loreto, devotional prayer and hymn, followed by Benediction, Monsignor Gilles Wach, Prior General, renewed on December 8 the consecration of the Institute to Mary Immaculate. As every year, white votive candles lit up Gricigliano in honor of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. This novena and consecration were also solemnly made in all of the houses of the Institute throughout the world.

Marian Consecration Solemn moment of the Consecration

The Holy See having granted the Institute the status of Pontifical Right on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary two months before, the feast of the Immaculate Conception this year was a special day of joyous thanksgiving for this great privilege accorded by our Holy Father.

A 2009 commemorative calendar will be available in all of the apostolates of the Institute across the country, as well as in our online store in the next few days.

The consecration of the Institute to Mary Immaculate and her important place in the canonical life of its members is outwardly expressed in the blue of the choir habit.

Photos from Around the World

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Msgr. Wach renews the consecration. A decorative candle made by one of the seminarians is lit In her honor.
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Novices and postulants of the Sisters Adorers in prayer to Mary Immaculate
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Seminarians in prayer after the night Office of Compline
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Gricigliano is lit up with white votive candles in honor of Mary Immaculate
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Consecration to Mary Immaculate in Old Saint Patrick's Oratory, Kansas City, Missouri
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Feast of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau, WI
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Missions in Gabon: feast of the Immaculate Conception in a church currently being built in her honor in the capital of Libreville
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Holy Mass
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Marian Procession through the streets of Rennes, France
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Procession
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Candlelight procession at St. Margaret Mary's in Oakland, CA
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Candlelight procession
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