The construction project has seen real progress in the last few weeks, but they are not quite ready for us to hold any events at the shrine at this time, so we have relocated our devotional services once again for the month of October, the month of the rosary.  I thank everyone for their patience while we anticipate the end of our Exodus and reestablishing ourselves back at the shrine at some future date.  To give you some idea of the things that are being done at the shrine; the planting of trees, ground cover, shrubs, and plantings.  New walkways, benches, and lights as well as the work they are doing on and in the shrine . We asked you to please continue to pray for a swift completion of all work in the first phase of this project and to join us offsite.


As a result of delays in construction on the St. Gabriel Project and the shrine we have relocated the First Saturday in October.  The First Saturday is on October 5th and will be held at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Parish, 5 Linden Lane, Brookline Center, MA.  The very Reverend Ron Tacelli S.J. will officiate, confession, Mass, meditation with coffee and fellowship to follow.



The Candle light procession on Sunday October 13th will be held once again at St. Columbkill’s Church at 521 Market St. Brighton MA. 8:00 pm.  Rev. Christopher Bae will preside. Exposition will take place during the service. Come join us as we celebrate the anniversary of the miracle of the sun.



The Rosary for Peace will continue on all Sundays at 3 pm at the chapel of St. Elizabeth’s hospital all are welcomed to join us.

The apparition of Mary on October 13, 1917;


 “I want to tell you that a chapel is to be built here in my honor.  I am the Lady of the Rosary.  Continue always to pray the rosary every day.”  “Do not offend the Lord our God anymore because He is already so much offended.”  “During the month of October we honor Mary as the Lady of the Rosary.  We celebrate this on October 7.  This is the title she used when the children asked who she was.  We cannot begin to count the miracles and graces brought about through the rosary.  The rosary is a powerful prayer which draws down the mercy of God upon humanity.  Every Hail Mary is an ointment which brings healing, strength, and comfort to the weary soul on the pilgrimage of life.  In every appearance of Our Lady of Fatima from May until October, she encouraged them to pray the rosary.”   And as we reflect on the last words of Mary at the Cova, we are inspired to examine our consciences and consider the deep sense of sin and how it offends God.  let us arouse in ourselves true sorrow for our sins and pray for the grace of true contrition.”[1] 


[1] Our Lady of Fatima prayer Companion-for the Five First Saturday