A day of pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary Shrine in Anjara on Friday, June 15

  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.

A day of pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary Shrine in Anjara on Friday, June 15

Anjara-en.abouna.org

Priests and nuns of the Incarnate Word have the honor to invite you to take part in the Mass marking the Feast of Our Lady of the Mount on the heights of Anjara. The Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on Friday June 15, 2018 at 11:00am.

All are welcome.

Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Mount in northern Jordan during the annual feast of this sanctuary. This annual pilgrimage, initiated by Father Yousef Ne’mat has become one of the largest gatherings in the country since 2000.

Nestled in the city of Anjara, Jordan, the Shrine was established by Fr. Yousef Salmeh Nammat, in honor of the Virgin Mary. According to tradition, Lord Jesus and his mother Mary passed through the town and rested in a cave in the Ajloun Mountains near the parish, which is situated in the hills of Gilead, east of the Jordan Valley.

The Shrine also houses a school as well as an orphanage for local children who have either lost their parents or abandoned there due to poverty. “The youngest child we had here was 11 days old. Her mother left her here but then several months later.

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Mountain not only serves as a place of pilgrimage and devotion, but also, as a place of refuge, of hope that continues to demonstrate faith by both words and deeds.

While surrounding countries continue to commit atrocities to one another, the Shrine, School and Orphanage of Our Lady of the Mount is yet another example in the Kingdom of Jordan that a sign of genuine love and unity between Christians and Muslims is not only possible, but happening right now in the Middle East. It is a shining example of Pope Francis’ call to love those who are marginalized and discarded in today’s “throwaway culture.”

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 23:25
Comment through the site Comment through facebook

Comments

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.