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Video – Immaculate Music #39: The FI Sisters’ Choir with Cardinal Burke in Rome

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Immaculate Music #39 – Communion Hymn of our FI Sisters ( 03min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

In March of 2011, our friars and sisters celebrated a Pontifical High Mass with Cardinal Raymond Burke in Rome at the Church of St. Nicolas (imprisoned).  Here’s a “short-short” of one of the sister’s hymns sung after Holy Communion, with Sr. Maria Cecilia Manelli as conductor of the choir.

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Audio (MP3)

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A Day with Mary pilgrimage to the Holy Land: part three

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

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Here is the final part of our little series of the images from our Day with Mary pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  It begins with the Via Dolorosa (the Way of Sorrows).

Many thanks to Claudio, Trevor, and Derek for their work in putting together these incredible journeys!  Thanks also to Frs. George and Gabriel, FI who were our spiritual directors and offered Holy Mass daily for us.  Thanks also to the Sisters for accompanying us and giving beautiful example with their holy ways.

A Day With Mary apostolate is a tremendous channel of grace, not only on these special pilgrimages but the Saturdays when they are presented. All glory to God through the Immaculate!

I hope you have enjoyed these images. Full screen is best!  Part Three

Ave Maria!

From a Pilgrim: A Day With Mary to the Holy Land (part 2 of 3)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Ave  Maria! Here is part two of images from the wonderful Day with Mary pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  These images basically cover the areas with the events from Jesus’ life from the Nativity to His public life.  Also included is the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and a few other areas we visited.
A Day with Mary to the Holy Land, part two

The picture displayed is of the Grotto of the Nativity of Our Lord.  The music on this little video is again from Eric Genuis.  Full screen viewing is recommended. Stayed tuned for Part Three which will begin at the Via Dolorosa.

Ave Maria!

From a Pilgrim: A Day with Mary to the Holy Land

Thursday, April 28th, 2011


Ave Maria!
The A Day with Mary apostolate just concluded a pilgrimage to the  Holy Land and this is one pilgrim’s set of images from that incredible journey.  This is Part One and is best viewed on a full screen.  Enjoy!

This picture is of the grotto of the Annunciation inside the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

Part one of pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Hail Mary, Full of Grace!

Ave Maria!

Video – Fi News #100: FI co-founder visits Perth, Australia

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Click to Play Video Fi News #100 – FI co-founder visits Perth, Australia ( 05 min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fr. Gabriel Pellettieri visited Perth again on what appears to be his “annual” visit.

Click here to see the AirMaria video from last year’s visit.

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Fi News – Two Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate make Solemn Profession

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

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On Sunday 23 Jan, 2011, during a Missa Cantata Mass held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel in Griswold, CT, two Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate, Sr Maria Lydwine Pia of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Sr Maria Consolatrice Stefania of the Immaculate Conception and of the Most Holy Eucharist, made their Solemn Profession of Vows.  The Chapel was filled to near capacity as family and friends gathered to witness this moving ceremony where these two religious sisters vowed for the rest of their lives to live the evangelical councils of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and totally consecrated themselves to Our Blessed Mother by the Marian Vow.


Kneeling on the steps of the Altar is Fr. Angelo Geiger flanked by his two MCs, Friar Isaac and Friar Augustine. In the foreground, the two sisters lie prostrate covered with a Pall during the Litany of the Seraphic Order. The Cantor, Friar David, can be seen in the Pulpit. PHOTOS BY JACQUELINE GIRARD

This was the first time that a Solemn Profession by the Franciscans of the Immaculate has been done in the United States during the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. The friars combined the new with the old as they used high-tech equipment with the 1500 year old form of the Mass.  There was a camera set up in the Choir loft covering the whole of the Sanctuary which was wired into the vestibule where one friar stood in front of a television set monitoring the progress of the ceremony and directing the two MC’s who were  wearing concealed earpieces and listening to the instructions and directions so as to be able to choreograph the various intricate movements of the servers during the Mass. Friar Isaac commented afterward that the communications had worked brilliantly. When he first arrived at the Foot of the Altar, his mind went blank as to what was going to happen next when he heard over his earpiece, “The Priest and MC’s genuflect in plano, ascend the Altar steps, and turn towards the Congregation while the Cross Bearer brings over the chair to the Predella”. Thanks be to God for modern technology!


Sr Maria Lydwine Pia of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (closest to camera) and Sr Maria Consolatrice Stefania of the Immaculate Conception and of the Most Holy Eucharist, kneeling during the ceremony.

The hermeneutic of continuity: Immaculate Conception with the sisters dedicated to the Immaculate

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Last night the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate came to my parish to sing for the Mass of the Immaculate Conception. It was a privilege to be able to pray and sing with them on their feast day. Thanks to Mulier Fortis for the photo.

via The hermeneutic of continuity: Immaculate Conception with the sisters dedicated to the Immaculate.