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'On Tuesday (11/1), the Feast of All Saints, I went to St. Mary's in Lynn for a Mass to celebrate their 135th anniversary.' Pilot photo/CardinalSeansBlog.org

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Thursday (10/27), we had our annual Mass and dinner with the members of the Order of Malta at St. John's Seminary. We are blessed to have such an active Area of the Order of Malta in Boston. The order promotes the mission of the Church throughout the world, particularly around Catholic health care, humanitarian efforts and service to the poor.

During the Mass, it was our joy to invest several new members. Following the Mass, the order hosts a dinner in the refectory and our keynote speaker for the evening was Bishop Robert Reed.

One of the important activities that the order participates in is an annual pilgrimage to the shrine at Lourdes and they take people who are sick, known as "Malades." During the dinner, we heard a witness talk by John Norris, a man who was taken by the order on their annual pilgrimage and who experienced a profound healing there.

Della Robbia Exhibit

Then, on Monday (10/31), I went to the Museum of Fine Arts to view the della Robbia exhibit they are currently hosting. I had wanted to see the exhibit for quite some time and was glad to finally have the opportunity. I was accompanied by MFA director Matthew Teitelbaum, Mark Kerwin and Oliver Baker and particularly Marietta Cambareri, the senior curator of European sculpture, who gave me a very lovely tour.

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