Achabbey sets pilgrimages

ST. MEINRAD — Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in October.

The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn.

The speaker on Oct. 7 will be Father Guerric DeBona, OSB. His topic is “Mary as the Hearer of the Word.”

The Oct. 14 speaker is Br. Maurus Zoeller, OSB, on “Marian Shrines and Pilgrimages.”

Novice Christian Lumsden, OSB, will speak on Oct. 21. His topic will be about “Mary Theotokos, Bearer of God: The Example to Us for Christian Living.”

The speaker on Oct. 28 will be Br. Kolbe Wolniakowski, OSB. His topic is “Our Lady: Star of the Sea.”

Services begin at 2 p.m. CT. The public is invited. The Monte Cassino Shrine is located one mile east of the Archabbey on State Road 62 in St. Meinrad.

For more information, call Mary Jeanne Schumacher during business hours at 812-357-6501. For updates on the day of the event, call 812-357-6611.

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