Schedule of Pope’s trip to Marian shrine of Loreto announced

.- The Vatican released the schedule of the Holy father’s pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Loreto this Sunday, September 5. The Pope will leave Castelgandolfo by helicopter and after a one-hour trip will arrive in Montorso, near Loreto, to celebrate Mass and beatify three servants of God, members of Catholic Action.

After the beatification of Catalan priest, Pedro Tarres y Claret, and two young lay Italians, Alberto Marvelli and Pina Suriano, the Pope is scheduled to say a few words before praying the Angelus.

He is scheduled to leave Loreto for Castelgandolfo at 5 p.m. after lunching and resting at the John Paul II Youth Center in Montorso.

This is the Pope’s fiftth trip to the Loreto shrine having previously traveled to Loreto in 1979, 1985, and 1994, 1995, and 1998.

According to Catholic tradition, the Loreto shrine is built around the house in which the Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary took place. It is also believed to be the house where the Holy Family lived in Nazareth.

The house was believed to be transported miraculously to Loreto during the night of December 9-10, 1294. However, it is more generally agreed today that it was transported there in pieces by Crusaders on their return from the Holy Land.  Construction of the basilica at the Shrine of Loreto was begun in 1469 and additions made over the centuries.

In a letter written in 1993 the Holy Father expressed his prayer that the Holy House, "which has taken such an active part in the life of Christians during most of the last millennium, may continue to be during the third millennium one of the highest Marian pulpits of Christianity".

Many faithful around the world have a devotion to the Madonna of Loreto, and there are numerous shrines around the world dedicated to this nearly 700 year old devotion.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees

Liturgical Calendar

July 27, 2014


All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:44-52


Daily Readings

First Reading:: 1 Kings 3: 5, 7-12
Second Reading:: Rom 8: 28-30
Gospel:: Mt 13: 44-52

Saint of the Day

St. Panteleon »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:44-52


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: