Sunday, November 19, 2006

November 21: Rector of St. Philomena's Shrine (Italy) to Visit Michigan

Edit: Just bumping this up as it is coming up this Tuesday locally.

I received this from Robert Rossi of the Archconfraternity of St. Philomena here in Michigan and all are welcome.

Tuesday, November 21st
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Msgr. Giovanni Braschi, the Rector of St. Philomena's Shrine in Italy, is visiting several Archconfraternity Centers in the USA and will be stopping in Michigan on Tuesday, November 21st, the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Come join us for the Rosary and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Honor of Our Blessed Mother and also hear a short talk on St. Philomena including the latest on St. Philomena's increasing popularity around the world.

St. Edmund's Church
14025 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088

Tuesday, November 21st
6:30 P.M.
Rosary followed by Mass and then a talk on St. Philomena

Sponsored by the Archconfraternity of St. Philomena (Michigan Chapter). Please call Robert Rossi at 586-558-7167 for more information.

What is the St. Philomena Archconfraternity?
Robert responds:
The Archconfraternity's primary apostolate is praying for priests (St. John Vianney was very devoted to St. Philomena) and for the purity of our youth (St. Philomena died for her purity).

How is this carried out?
Msgr Braschi recently appointed a Secretary, Marie Burns, who lives in Scotland to organize the prayer groups.

Len and Simonetta Pacek, from the St. Philomena Foundation, are friends of the Sanctuary in Italy and are also doing great work. They also attribute the start of their apostolate to the great Father John A. Hardon.

The primary website out of Italy is

In the websites provided you will find more about the history of the Archconfraternity, information about St. Philomena, and much more.

Lets give Msgr Braschi a good showing if you are available.