Founder’s Relics Continue Pilgrimage

Vatluru  – The Servants of Charity and the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence and the people they serve, were privileged to have the sacred relics of the Founder, St. Louis Guanella, on a pilgrimage stop from October 8–11th. On October 10th, the sacred Relics were taken to the Jesus Jubilee Tower and then in solemn procession to the parish church. The evening closed with Holy Mass in honor of St. Guanella celebrated by the Guanellian priests. On October 11th, the relics were taken in solemn procession on the main roads of Vatluru village where hundreds of people gathered for the procession, singing praise to God and praying for the intercession of St. Louis Guanella. The procession entered the parish church for the concluding solemn Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Thota Gabriel, the Vicar General of the diocese of Eluru, concelebrated by the Guanellian priests. Fr. Gabriel gave a beautiful sermon on the life of St. Guanella and congratulated the Guanellians for their mission to the local poor. After Mass, the faithful were invited to venerate the statue of St. Guanella and sought his intercession with tears. A festive meal was provided for everyone to close the pilgrimage.

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