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International Convention of Shrines

27 November 2018 - 29 November 2018 (Save to calendar)

Vatican City

I International Convention of the Rectors and Pastoral Workers of Shrines

“The Shrine: an open door to the new evangelization”

27-29 November 2018 - Paul VI Audience Hall

Draft Program


Tuesday, November 27


2:00 pm          Welcome reception and registration

4:00 pm          Initial prayer

4:15 pm          Video “The Shrines today

4:30 pm          The Shrine as driving force of the new evangelization (cf. SiE, 5)
Archbishop Rino Fisichella - President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization

5:10 pm          Introduction: “Pedagogy of evangelization” in the pastoral ministry of Shrines (cf. SiE 4)
Moderation: Fr. Mario Magro - President of the National Committee on Shrines, Italy.

5:30 pm          Talk: The proclamation of faith in the Shrine 
Bishop Pierre Olivier Tremblay, O.M.I. - Auxiliary Bishop of Trois-Rivières, Canada

6:10 pm          Talk: The Shrines as silence guardians of Mystery and beauty
Fr. Jean-Paul Hernandez, S.J.

6:50 pm          Q&A session with the speakers



Wednesday, November 28


 9:00 am         Gathering at the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major

 9:30 am         Via Pulchritudinis: the beauty of the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major
Mgr. Crispino Valenziano

10:30 am        Holy Mass presided over by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization

 3:30 pm         Talk: The Shrine as an open door between hope and future
P. Horacio Brito

 4:00 pm         Talk: An open door for Believers and Non-Believers
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. - Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of  Jerusalem

 4:50 pm         Talk: An open door for the Christians among the culture of indifference
Fr. Cesare Pagazzi - Professor at the Theological University of Northern Italy

 5:30 pm         Coffee Break

 6:00 pm         Q&A session with the speakers



Thursday, November 29


9:00 am          The Shrine and the “nostalgia for God” in young people (cf. SiE 3)
Fr. Carlos Guillermo Arias Jiménez - Secretary of the Office for Mission and Spirituality of the Council of Latin American Bishops (CELAM)




11:00 am        Coffee Break

11:30 am        Audience with the Holy Father


Location: Paul VI Audience Hall

Attendance fee: 50 euro



Participation fee (€50,00) may be paid directly in Rome.

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