Tomorrow, March 13 is our last chance to see the pilgrim relics of St. Therese of Lisieux in Manila! Thursday night, her pilgrim relics go back to France after her two-month stay here in Manila. Hopefully it doesn’t take another eight years before the pilgrim relics come back for a visit. I feel a bit sad about the departure, as I would compare it to a friend who has visited but is now leaving. I am most grateful to her intercession for a very specific intention was granted, right after I visited her relics in January.
So for those who have not gotten to see the relics, here’s your last chance to catch them at the St. Therese Shrine and Columbarium near the Villamor Airbase in Pasay.
Here’s the schedule for March 12 and 13:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 – Day for the Steering Committee and the Organizers’ Families
6:30 am Mass and Veneration
12:00 pm Mass and Veneration
5:30 pm Mass and Veneration
7:00 pm Concert at the ShrineThursday, March 13, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
8:30 am St. Therese Play
9:00 am Farewell Mass for the Relics of St. Therese
Mass to be officiated by Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines
Roses and Petitions to the Pilgrim Relics will be blessed immediately after Mass
7:00 pm Tribute Concert by the Missionary Catechists of St. Therese
7:30 pm Farewell Procession inside the Shrine and send off