Ok bloggies! As you might have seen in my last post, on Saturday I visited the St. Gianna Shrine in Warminster, PA. I've been meaning to go for months, but I guess since it's an hour & a half drive I just kept putting it off. But because my surgery is on Tuesday, I made the effort Saturday. And THANK GOD I did! It was wonderful! I feel so peaceful about my surgery, knowing Gianna will be interceding for me. I also stayed for 5:00 mass. It was a powerful mass, receiving the sacrament in the true presence of a saint.
I know some of you have been there before and some of you know the Society ladies. I spoke to Kim, who was so fantastic and helpful...it was great to get to know her and her story.
I also came back with some third-class relics!! I have a medal and some prayer cards I was fortunate enough to touch to St. Gianna's glove! (I have about 5 so if anyone wants one, please let me know and I can mail one to you. First come, first served!)
When I announced I was visiting the shrine, a couple of bloggers suggested going back on St. Gianna's feast day - April 28th. They have a feast day mass every year. Last year St. Gianna's son spoke, and Kim told me they hope to have her daughter in attendance this year!! I got chills when she told me!
Sooo...who's up for a pilgrimage? I know some of you live nearby. But all are invited! April 28th is a Thursday this year...right after Easter. Again, I live 1.5 hrs away, but my house is open to all if you're up for the trip! If you're interested, I can give you travel details.
Let me know in the comments. I'm not sure if we need to schedule a pilgrimage since the feast day is a whole event. But I will get in touch with the society and find out more details once I know there is interest! (Or if any of you know, please send me the details!)