Well its been quite a week for us here at Air Maria, our busiest week ever! Deo Gratias!
Saturday, Sept 8 – Our First Live Broadcast
We had our first live broadcast on the occasion of the Solemn Profession of Fra Joseph. We had about 200 viewers and 20 comments for the event. It was a shakedown of our new system that we are developing for the Coredemption Conference in Indiana on Oct 13.
Monday, Sept 10 thru Tuesday, Our Lady of America in NY
The big event, of course, was the trip to NY to report on the visitation of Our Lady of America to Ground Zero. It was a whirlwind experience of devotion and exhilaration. Despite the very short notice of this event many crowds appeared. Thanks to Spirit Daily for the publicity. We had over 14,000 visits to our site and over 120 comments from viewers expressing joy and gratitude to Our Lady of America for being at Ground Zero and to those who made it happen. We certainly appreciate this great outpouring of joy over this great event.
We then had a mountain of video editing to do and this is still not done. We still have some great interviews of those involved in the finding of the I-Beam Cross from Ground Zero. Stay Tuned. But here is a list of the postings we made here at AirMaria.com on the OLOA to NY trip so far:
- Initial Announcement
- Interview with Organizer Denise Parlacoski
- Interview with Firemen Kevin Calhoun and Co at Ground Zero
- Photo gallery of Our Lady at St. Peter’s, Ground Zero, and St. Patrick’s
- Video of these events
- Shorter Video
Wednesday, Sept 12, Connecticut State Capital
The day after returning from NY we went to the CT State Capital Building to film a pro family rally held by CT Family Institute. Over 200 showed up for that. We got a great interview with Peter Wolfgang head of the Institute.
Thursday, Sept 13, Filmed Face of Pro-life
Filmed four shows for our weekly series on the local cable station here in Connecticut. You can see our latest posting of this here.
Friday, Sept 14, First Tridentine Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel
If the two trips above were not enough we also had our first Traditional Latin Mass here in Griswold, CT on Friday, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross which is the first day that the Motu Proprio came into effect. The homily can be viewed here. We interviewed Fr. Peter and combined it with clips from the Mass.
Saturday, Sept 15, Live Broadcast of 2nd Tridentine Mass
Then on Saturday, the feast of the Sorrows of Our Lady, we did a second Traditional Latin Mass and this time we broadcast it live. This was quite successful despite some last minute technical glitches. About 140 people viewed this. We will be posting the archived copy today.
Sunday, Sept 16, Our Lady of Good Voyage Procession, New Bedford, MA
Then on Sunday we had the Our Lady of Good Voyage Procession in New Bedford, MA at Our Lady’s Chapel which wound through the city streets to the fishing docks and back with devotions along the way. Over 150 people attended this beautiful event for Our Lady. We hope to get this video posted tomorrow.
So now we have lots of editing to do. But we also have more events coming up, including:
Friday, Sept 21 – Film School for the AirMaria film Crew
Saturday and Sunday OLO America at Newark, NJ
We will be attending the Visitation to St Antoninus in Newark, NJ this Saturday and will bring a film crew. The schedule there is:
Wow! No rest for the weary. Of course, we need your help in all this. First, say a prayer for us. Second, if you feel called to give yourself completely to Jesus through Mary as a friar or sister in the Franciscans of the Immaculate please contact us.
Third, please give financial support by making a donation. Please note that any contributions will go directly to AirMaria apostolate to pay for bandwidth, equipment, travel and other direct expenses only and not to pay salaries (we don’t have any) nor for food, clothing or overhead (all that is paid for from other benefactors.) As such, it is virtually impossible to donate more directly and effectively to evangelization than to contribute to AirMaria.
Our prayers are with you. Hope to see some of you in Newark, NJ.