Yesterday’s brilliant blue sky turned to a canopy of crackling gray over the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament today. The piazza was fairly empty early in the morning, awaiting the first arrivals coming to pray the Rosary for Mother Angelica and then to pay their respects.
Four people had already arrived, stopping to pray before the statue of Divino Niño in the piazza. An elderly woman and a young teen knelt, while behind them a young man and, several feet away, a woman stood in deep thought or prayer.
But inside the shrine, pews had already nearly filled. A reverential silence eloquently expressed the love people had for the Blessed Sacrament and at this very particular time for...READ MORE