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11

Jul

2017

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima Statue in Bowmansville’s Sacred Heart Parish



      Religious art serves an important purpose in our faith, to uplift our mind to the spiritual and to help us turn our thoughts to God.
      At the parish of The Sacred Heart of Jesus in Bowmansville, NY this is evident in one of the most visible works there; The statue of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.
This statue was created in 1948 by Portuguese sculptor Jose Ferreira Thedim, an internationally-acclaimed artist. He is best known for creating the statue of Our Lady in the grotto at Fatima, and the two “Pilgrim Virgin” statues that have toured the world.
      Father Earl Kleis, the pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Bowmansville from 1945 to 1954, had a special devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. When he visited Portugal, he met and befriended the sculptor, who offered him his working model for the Pilgrim Virgin statues. It is identical to the Pilgrim Virgin statues, but slightly larger. Father Kleis was over-joyed to be able to attain this statue for his parish.
     Before the statue was shipped from Portugal to Bowmansville, it was blessed at the Basilica in Fatima in May 1948, in the presence of 500,000 pilgrims celebrating the 31st anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to the three children of Fatima.
      The statue was re-dedicated on February 2nd, 2014 at a special Mass with Bishop Richard Malone presiding. The Mass, that was extremely well- attended, involved over 200 volunteers to organize the event and the celebration dinner to follow.


      The statue of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima is presently displayed at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, and is part of a daily devotion involving the reciting of the Rosary after the 8:30AM weekday Masses.

2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the visitation of the Blessed Mother to Lucia.
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6

Jul

2017

The Official Dedication of a Minor Basilica streamed live

If you missed the dedication of the Diocese of Buffalo’s new basilica watch it here.
On June 29, 2017 Daybreak staff set-up a control room, lighting and multiple cameras to record this historic dedication of the 83 minor basilica in the United States. Bishop Richard J. Malone the 14th Bishop of Buffalo, New York, presided at the Inaugural Mass Solemnizing the Designation by Pope Francis of St. Mary of the Angels, in Olean New York as a Minor Basilica. Additional celebrants included: Bishop Richard J. Cunningham, the tenth bishop of Syracuse, Bishop Edward Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo, and Fr. Greg Dobson, pastor of St. Mary of the Angels parish. Enjoy the beautiful prayer, music and architecture in this significant church event. Click below to view the video.

                                 
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27

Jun

2017

A Minor Basilica in Olean

St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean, NY was blessed and opened on October 21, 1860. It has a long and holy history, which is thoroughly documented at www.smaolean.org. On February 14, 2017 Pope Francis granted the title of Minor Basilica to St. Mary of the Angels Church, making it the 83rd minor basilica in the United States. The Mass of dedication will be celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone on June 29, 2017, the Feast of St. Peter and Paul.

Daybreak will be providing a three camera live stream of the event at 5:30PM on Thursday, June 29th. If you are interested in viewing this historic event, click on the Daybreak icon below.                              

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