Prayers at Notre Dame for hurricane victims

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Nine days of prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows for the victims of Hurricane Katrina will be held Sept. 6 to14 the University of Notre Dames Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Following the nine days of prayer, a Mass marking the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows will be celebrated in the Basilica at5:15 p.m.Sept. 15.The Feast of Our Lady of the Sorrows is the patronal feast of the Congregation ofHoly Cross, the religious community which founded Notre Dame in 1842.

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates Simeons prophecy in Lukes Gospel that Mary would bepierced to the heartby her experiences of motherhood; by the flight into Egypt; by having lost Jesus as a child at the temple in Jerusalem; by meeting her son on his way to Calvary; by standing at the foot of the cross; by seeing him taken from the cross; and by witnessing his burial.

* Contact: * Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., director of campus ministry, at 574-631-9704

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