United States and Canada – The first group to complete the preparation course for Consecration to the Blessed Virgin according to the method of St. Louis de Montfort, taught in English by Fr. Michael Carlson, EP, made their consecration on November 5. The course was offered through the Heralds of the Gospel’s Reconquest Catholic Formation Platform, and the in-person ceremonies, attended by faithful from several states and provinces of these countries, took place at Good Shepherd Parish in Miami, and at St. John Paul II Parish in Montreal.
Mexico – Devotion to Our Lady, the Holy Rosary and the Scapular of Carmel were the topics discussed at the A Day with Mary gathering, held in Mexico City on November 13. The programme featured the celebration of Holy Mass, renewal of consecration to the Blessed Virgin and Scapular enrolment, as well as several talks. Two days later, a retreat preached at the Parish of Our Lady of Tres Ave Marias in the city of Aguascalientes brought together the region’s coordinators and participants in the Mary Queen of Hearts Shrine Apostolate.
Portugal – Among the most significant activities carried out in this country were the retreat preached by Fr. Carlos Werner Benjumea, EP, from October 7 – 9 in the city of Braga; the Sacrament of Confirmation administered on October 29 by Bishop Nuno Manuel dos Santos Almeida, Auxiliary of Braga, at the Heralds of the Gospel’s house in Guimarães; and the First Saturday Communion of Reparation on November 4, organized by the Heralds at Holy Cross Church in Braga.
Peru – From October 5 – 9, the Heralds carried out a Marian mission in the city of Ayaviri, located in the Department of Puno, almost four thousand metres above sea level. The people received the Pilgrim Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary with great enthusiasm in the cathedral, at religious houses, at public institutions and private residences, as well as in various rural communities.
Mairiporã (Brazil) – On November 26, Most Rev. Sérgio Aparecido Colombo, Bishop of Bragança Paulista, administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to twenty-five members of Our Lady of Graces Parish, which the diocese has entrusted to the Heralds of the Gospel. The ceremony took place in St. Jude Thaddeus Church, with the presence of several concelebrants and members of the Heralds, along with the sponsors and families of the Confirmandi.
Paraguay – On September 29, St. Michael’s Church in Asunción celebrated its Patron’s feast day with a procession, embellished with music provided by the Heralds of the Gospel, and the celebration of Holy Mass, presided over by Cardinal Adalberto Martínez Flores, the Metropolitan Archbishop.
Colombia – On October 8, the Church of Our Lady of Fatima in the municipality of Tocancipá hosted the National Encounter of the Mary Queen of Hearts Shrine Apostolate. The above photos depict different moments during the event, which included a musical performance and the celebration of Holy Mass.
Mozambique – Archbishop Piergiorgio Bertoldi, Apostolic Nuncio to this country, administered the Sacrament of Confirmation at the house of the Heralds of the Gospel in Maputo, on October 29. November 1 was dedicated to visiting the sick, bringing them spiritual comfort and the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
Guatemala – To mark the month of the Rosary, the Pilgrim Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary visited, on October 4, the Margarita Cruz Ruiz Home and the Herrera Llerandi Hospital, both located in Guatemala City.