St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
May 18th to May 20th
"We received the relics privately at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen, NJ so everything was ready for the morning mass," said Kara Kwiatkowski, Managing Director of the Cathedral Rectory. "The visit was fantastic from start to finish. We had three Virtual Pilgrimages conducted by the North American Volunteers, two for school age children, and one for adults. Bishop James Checchio celebrated the evening Mass with a candlelight procession following. It was just beautiful."
"There was a feeling of awe by those who came, experiencing the presence of our Holy Mother, Mary," said Fr. Crummy. "We felt the pure faith of the young Bernadette who saw and heard the Blessed Mother. Like Mary who accepted Jesus Christ into her womb, Bernadette accepted, without reservation, the presence of Our Mother Mary."