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News – Photos – Our Lady of America at Newark and Howell, NJ

Ave Maria!

Our Lady of America on the fire truck at St. Antoninus. The truck shown here?is the same?used at Ground Zero in NY the week before. At St. Veronica’s another antique fire truck was used.

Wow! What a week end! We had an incredible trip to?New Jersey for the?visit of Our Lady of America.? We are working on the videos but are not quite ready. We have some pictures of the visit to St. Antoninus in Newark, NJ.? Unfortunately we were so busy with the video and a bit short handed so we did not get any pictures of the trip to St. Veronica’s in Howell, NJ.? If anyone has some pictures please email them to Apostolate@AirMaria.com?and we will post them.?

Saturday at St. Antoninus in Newark consisted of devotions and Rosary inside followed by the procession around the block and then Mass in the Church.??Our Lady’s statue stayed in St. Antonius until after the Sunday Morning Mass when it was brought to St Veronica’s in Howell, NJ.? Saturday was an overcast day and the rain started to fall lightly a little before the procession but then stopped?just long enough to complete?the procession and to get inside for the Mass during which it came down in bucket loads.?The fire men came with bagpipers, two new fire engines and the same antique fire engine that carried Our Lady on the trip from Ground Zero to St. Patrick’s. About 300 people attended.

In Howell, NJ they had a motorcade procession of four fire trucks, the fire chief’s vehicle, two police cars and many other cars through the town with lights flashing, sirens wailing, and horns blaring. Needless to say many people came out of their houses to see all the fuss. And they got and eye full. The crowd waiting at St. Veronica’s said they could hear the sirens and horns for 15 minutes before the motorcade arrived just at the sun was setting. The?St. Veronica’s was packed, probably 1000 people, and the firemen processed our lady up the center isle to the Sanctuary. Exposition, Homily, Rosary and Benediction followed.??Afterwards a?large crowd gathered round Our Lady at the front of the Church and then there were refreshments in the hall downstairs

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Fire Trucks suspending a giant American Flag in front of St. Antoninus in NJ in tribute to Our Lady of America

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The Ten Commandments outside St. Antoninus,?what Our Lady wants America to promote, Love of God and Love of Neighbor, in short, Purity.

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Our Lady being carried out of St. Antoninus to the fire truck for the procession.

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Our Lady is enthroned on the fire truck.

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Part of the crowd getting ready for the procession, Many FIs, CFRs and other priests, brothers and sisters attended. You can even see two brothers from the Ivory Coast dressed in white cassocks.

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Getting Ready.

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Our Lady of America pulls away from St. Antoninus for the procession. Note the sign above the door, “Jesus is Lord.” May Our Lady help us make him the Lord in all of America

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Bagpipers from the Port Authority came to pay tribute to Our Lady.

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The Bagpipers lead the way. That friar with the video camera kept getting in the way!

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Processing through the rough neighborhood surrounding St. Antoninus.

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Past the old Dominican Friary attached to St. Antoninus.

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Banner bearers process past a Fire Engine 10.

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Bagpipers taking a well deserved break.

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Our Lady of America being carried into St. Antoninus after the Procession with a very Patriotic Background.

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Our Lady of America in the sanctuary, all aglow.

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Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross.

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Many cameras and cell phones capturing the event.

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A touching moment.

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Many Devotees.

Again please send photos of St. Veronica’s to Apostolate@AirMaria.com.? Next stop on the journey is the Cathedral of Newark on Friday Sept 28 to Monday Oct 1.

Cathedral Basilica of The Sacred Heart

89 Ridge Street

Newark, NJ 07104

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Ave Maria!

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