Friday, September 18, 2009

Vatican Visitator in Cheshire on Historic date

His Grace, Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Archbishop of Denver CO, arrived at the Legion of Christ house in Cheshire, CT, on September 15, 2009, two months after the public announcement of Vatican Visitation, to begin his Investigation into the religious life of the members of that community.
He will prepare a dossier with his findings to be sent to the Vatican for further study.

Legion historians will remember that [one of] the official names of the Legion is Christ is "Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and of our Lady of Sorrows" [Feast celebrated on September 15]

Historians will recall that the Mexican Revolution started on September 16, 1810, when the parish priest at Dolores, Guaranjuato, Fr. Miguel Hidalgo, himself of Spanish blood, led the people intro the streets to demand Mexican Independence from Spanish rule. The parish had just celebrated the feast day of its Patron Saint, Our Lady of Sorrows, when in the early hours of September 16, 1810, father Hidalgo, accompanied by several conspirators –Iganacio Allende, Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez- rang the bell of his little church, calling everyone to fight for liberty. This was the beginning of the Independence War, which lasted 10 years.

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