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May Crowning, Rosary and Social
May 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Loyola Retreat House and Queen of Heaven Parish warmly invite you to celebrate our annual May Crowning on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Loyola Retreat House Fatima Shrine.
The day will include an outdoor Rosary and May Crowning. Mass will not be celebrated during the event.
A pizza social will follow.
All are welcome to attend.
In order to prepare food and materials, advance registration is appreciated and can be done on our website, over the phone by calling 330-896-2315, by email to [email protected], or by mailing the registration form to Loyola Retreat House, 700 Killinger Road, Clinton, OH 44216-9653.
Please plan to bring your own lawn chairs!
The History of the Loyola Retreat House Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
The history of the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine at Loyola Retreat House began in 1948, with the formation of the Fatima Pilgrimage Committee by five men from St. Andrew’s Church. Their purpose was to place statues of Our Lady of Fatima in homes throughout the community for 24 hours at a time, and encourage the families in these homes to pray the rosary for world peace.
At the 50th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s first appearance, the Committee decided it wanted to erect a shire to Our Lady of Fatima in commemoration; the grounds of Loyola Retreat House were chosen as the site for their project. They funded the project by donations collected in empty aluminum cans, raising $14,700.
The statues of Our Lady and the three children were designed by Pat White & Associates of Canton. They were sculptured by Barzenti of Pieto Santo, Italy from outdoor white carara marble. The lights for the shrine path came from the downtown Palace Theater, which was being razed. The shrine was dedicated on October 4th, 1970, and blessed by Most Rev. Clarence B. Issenmann, STD, Bishop of Cleveland.
Today the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine is the site of Loyola Retreat House’s Annual May Crowning, and a place of prayer and devotion for many of our retreatants, visitors, and friends.
While there is no cost to attend, you will have the opportunity to give a free will offering the day of the event.
- May 6, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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- Sarah Weber
- (330) 896-2315