St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth held its second annual ‘Day with Mary’ on Saturday 16 July. Started back in the 1980’s as a lay-driven apostolate and now held all over the south coast the days are an opportunity to respond to Our Lady’s request at Fatima: “Jesus wishes to make use of you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. I promise salvation to those who embrace it, and those souls will be loved by God like flowers placed by me to adorn His throne” (Fatima, June 1917).
The day began with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima being processed into the Cathedral and crowned by Canon Dominic Golding, Cathedral Dean and Vicar General. In his homily at Mass, Canon Golding invited the congregation to be ‘like Mary, transmitters of divine life.’ A day of devotions then followed including the Rosary and meditations given by Fr John Paul Lyttle and Fr Serafino Lanzetta.
For more information on forthcoming such days: www.adaywithmary.org