VATICAN INSIDER VISITS THE HOLY HOUSE OF LORETO
This week, in what is normally the interview segment of Vatican Insider, I take you to Loreto, a town on the Adriatic coast of Italy for a visit to the magnificent shrine of the Holy House of Loreto. The Holy House of Loreto has, in fact, been one of the world’s premier shrines dedicated to Mary for over seven hundred years.
According to tradition, the home in which Mary lived, in which the Angel Gabriel appeared to her, announcing she would become the Mother of God, and the home she shared with Jesus and Joseph, was transported by angels to this Italian hill town overlooking the Adriatic on the night of December 10, 1294.
I took these photos during a pilgrimage in 2017 with the women of WINE (Women In the New Evangelization).
In this coronavirus era where so many of us are quarantined at home and spending time with families, you might want to gather around together and listen to this great story
Pope Francis declared a Jubilee Year to go from December 8, 2019 to December 10, feast day of the Holy House, 2020. I talk about that Jubilee but also note that, again because of the coronavirus epidemic, many events have had to be cancelled, postponed and moved to other, future dates.
The photo of Pope Francis inside the Holy House is from Vatican Media from his visit last year on March 25.
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