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Healing at St Michael’s

Parishioners and pilgrims pray near the statue during its visit to St Michael’s. Photo: Ashton Noreiga.

As I reflect on Our Lady’s visit to my parish community of St Michael’s, Maracas Valley, I cannot help but be filled with the joy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The statue arrived on October 21. While the church was a beehive of activity, there was a softness which prevailed in the air. A chorus of songs led by an impromptu choir made up of several parishioners, serenaded the altar ladies as they busily placed the beautiful arrangements around the statue of our blessed Mother.

During Our Lady’s visit, many people came to pray, some from as far away as Tarouba and Pt Fortin. There were even visitors from Jamaica who came on a pilgrimage with our church being the first stop. The various schools in the cluster, religious groups and ministries from our parish led devotions each day.

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