Day four of the Congress was very moving. After the conferences, Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Burke and other bishops and priests for the consecrated virgins in the Basilica of St Mary Sopra Minerva, where the body of St. Catherine rests. The virgins lit candles after the homily and sang, filling the church with their joy.
The next day, Mass was celebrated at St. Mary Major, by Cardinal Arinze. Cardinal Bernard Law invited the virgins to take a group picture in front of the Basilica. Below is a clip from this Mass.
This is a brief selection of the Mass celebrated by Cardinal Arinze in Saint Mary Major in Rome, Italy for the international gathering of Consecrated Virgins in May, 2008. www.consecratedvirgins.org.
(c) 2008 by Therese Ivers