Wednesday, October 11, 2006

News from the Cardinal Archbishop of Boston Thursday/Saint John Vianney relic

Cardinal Seán O'Malley will hold a press conference tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:00 AM at the Chancercy (Peterson Hill Chapel), according to the Archdiocesan Press Office.

(Don't quote me, but I'm thinking new auxiliary bishops are to be named.)

But here's some news you'll really like! (with apologies to Rockett J. Squirrel)

Immediately following Cardinal O'Malley's press conference, all media are welcome to remain for a photo opportunity and to cover the procession of the sacred relic of the heart of St. John Vianney outside the grounds of St. John's Seminary - located next to Peterson Hall - to a statue of St. John Vianney and to the entrance of St. John's Seminary Chapel.

This is good news for those who aren't able to venerate the relic of Saint John Vianney either at the Cathedral or in Waltham. (I really don't think you need a press pass for this.)
After leaving Saint John's Seminary, the relic of the Cure of Ars will be at Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, on Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. On Saturday, it will be at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston's South End from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The main purpose of venerating the relic of the Cure of Ars, as I understand it, is to pray for true vocations to the Roman Catholic priesthood. [emphasis mine]