The Catholic Transcript | Knights of Columbus/Guadalupe celebration
Created 2-Nov-12
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A revered relic visited New Haven, Conn., on Sept. 9 for a Guadalupe Celebration that began at St. Mary Church and ended at the Knights of Columbus Museum. A relic of St. Juan Diego’s tilma, or cloak, was paraded through the streets of New Haven in a procession between St Mary's and the museum, where a Mexican fiesta was held to celebrate this historic event. Veneration of the relic and the opening of a new art exhibit featuring Our Lady of Guadalupe was held at the museum. The line for veneration was 100 deep for two hours, with those waiting participating in praying the rosary. The relic, which visited New Haven in 2003, drew thousands of people during its one-week stay. The celebration began with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Henry J. Mansell of Hartford. Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, preached the homily. A lecture following Mass was given by Msgr. Eduardo Chavez, co-author of the book Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love. Carl Anderson, the other co-author and Supreme Knight, gave a short speech at the museum and, along with Msgr Chavez, signed copies of their best-selling book. (Photos by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer

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