Profanation at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Angels

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Communication from the Diocesan Curia

Good luck!

It is with great sadness that I would like to inform (...) that today in the afternoon hours a person under the influence of alcohol committed an act of desecration in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Dąbrowa Górnicza. Among other things, the altar mensa and the cross were destroyed. There was no desecration of the Blessed Sacrament. At this difficult time for all of us, Bishop Grzegorz asks for prayers for the parish priest, the pastors and the entire parish community. In our private prayers, let us ask Our Lady of the Angels, venerated in the Dąbrowa sanctuary as the Lady and Mother of Zagłębie, to intercede for us with her Son, as well as for repentance and mercy for those who have no respect for what is sacred to us. Let us apologise for all the insults committed against God by man today.

We encourage you to recite the Act of Entrustment to the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Angels:

Virgin Mary, Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Poland, Patroness of Dąbrowa Górnicza and Mother of Zagłębie, Great God-Mother! Fifty years ago, the Primate of Poland, the Servant of God Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński, by virtue of a special authority granted by the Holy See, "...to the greater glory of the Lord God Almighty in the Trinity of One and in honour of the Virgin Mother of God, Immaculate Mary, in order to bring the Polish people closer to the feet of the Queen of Poland", proclaimed you Mary, Patroness of Dąbrowa Górnicza and Mother of Zagłębie.Here we, living in the Zagłębie region, as the heirs of those generations, turn to Thee, Queen of Angels, to renew our childhood devotion and to entrust ourselves to Thy protection. Entrusting the affairs and fate of the whole Church in our Fatherland and the Diocese of Sosnowiec, with the deepest humility we fall down before Thee, O Lady of Our Fates, and ask: Teach us how we are to venerate and love Thy Son enthroned in the Blessed Sacrament, who has dwelt among us to give us and to make us happy with the bread of Angels. Give us strength and assist us continually to fulfil the commandments of God and the Church.

Grant favours from Your Son to the people of this hard-working Zagłębie region, put to the test of the present time.
Win every day in our hearts and make it a victory of faith, hope and love as well as of goodness, honesty, conscientiousness and sobriety.

To the spouses give strength to persevere in fidelity, to the parents give love and strength to overcome all difficulties.
Let the children experience parental love.
Show the young generation the way to a happy future and protect them from scandal. Grant hope of change to those seeking employment and beset by difficulties and hardship. Grant strength of soul and body to the sick, support the elderly without care and all those who have lost hope, and help them in their daily needs and worries. For those who are lost on the paths of their lives, show them the right way to your Son and intercede for them with the light of the Holy Spirit.

May all those who take refuge in your maternal care experience your support. O Mother, Lady of Zagłębie! Our Refuge! May we love with all our hearts your Son Jesus Christ and you here on earth, so that when our pilgrimage is over we may rejoice with you in heaven for ever and ever. Amen.

Revd Mariusz Karaś
Chancellor

Source: NIEDZIELA.PL

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