WASHINGTON — Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to Washington, D.C.'s St. John Paul II Shrine on Wednesday to celebrate the late Pope and recently canonized saint’s first universal feast day.
“To be able to celebrate in the presence of a saint on their first feast day, I think is just a point of great grace for the local Church and all the pilgrims that come here,” said Dominican Father. Jonathan Kalisch, chaplain of the St John Paul II National Shrine, to CNA Oct. 22.
This presence, he said, was apparent in the large and diverse crowd who came to participate in a feast day Mass at the shrine.
At the Mass, there were “over 550 young people, the elderly,...READ MORE