Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Today is the feast of our patroness: The Mother of Mercy of the Gate of Dawn

On this feast of Our Lady, let us thank her for her constant loving care and vigilance. An excerpt from a program for the 95th anniversary of Our Lady of Vilnius parish, which took place in 1995:

"As we end let us thank God the Almighty for sparing this church many times in the past. The construction of the Holland Tunnel in the early twenties, the Great Depression of the early thirties, World War I, II the Korean and Vietnam wars. These indeed had left with scars and loss of membership. But like the Phoenix we are survivors and rise from the ashes awaiting our 100 anniversary. As experience has already proven, we can rest assured that Our lady of Vilnius - The Worker of Ausros Vartai will lead us and our future heirs to a brighter day in the years ahead."

by Dalia Bulvicius

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