On Saturday (Oct. 11) afternoon, Bishop Antonysamy Francis of Kumbakonam and Fr. Selva Raj came to visit me at the Cathedral bearing gifts from India. As you can see they dressed me in a traditional Indian garment, in “Kelly Green”! Pilot photo/Cardinal’s Office
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Last Friday evening (Oct. 10) at Holy Cross Cathedral, we welcomed almost 40 visitors from France, who were here in Boston for (that) weekend’s Magnificat magazine Pilgrimage of Hope.
In the delegation from Magnificat were the publishers, Pierre-Marie Dumont and his wife Bernadette, the Archbishop of Bordeaux Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard and Archbishop Robert LeGall, the Archbishop of Toulouse, France.
Father Kevin O’Leary, who speaks French very well, gave them a tour of the cathedral, including a visit to the crypt where the bishops are buried. They said they were very impressed by the beauty and size of the cathedral.
Bishop Cheverus left Boston to return to France, where he became the archbishop of Bordeaux and a cardinal. He is buried in a magnificent monument in the cathedral in Bordeaux. He is remembered very fondly for his ministry there.
On Saturday morning I visited the Archdiocesan Charismatic Renewal Conference at Madonna Shrine in East Boston.
It was a wonderful blend of various charismatic prayer groups and their leaders representing the Anglo, Brazilian, Hispanic, Haitian, Nigerian and Ugandan communities of the Archdiocese. I’m so grateful to Vin Cerasulo, Director of the Archdi