Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis exhorted his brother bishops to stay close to Mary and recalled that when they became bishops they received both the crosier and the cross.
“This mother, our Mother, says to us, ‘Behold, I stand with you. I will never leave you. I will never run away from you. I have stood with my son and my Savior even unto death, and I will stand with you. I will never forget you,” he said March 5 in Rome.
Archbishop Nienstedt was the main celebrant at a Mass in the Borghese Chapel of the Basilica of St. Mary Major.
The liturgy marked the beginning of the ad limina visit for the bishops of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to Rome. March...READ MORE