On St. Vincent de Paul’s relics journey in Kharkiv
During the whole month of September, the relics of St. Vincent de Paul made their way through a parish in Saltivka district in Kharkiv, where he was the patron saint. Throughout that whole month, everyone wanted to welcome and honor the relics of the saint. The popularity of St. Vincent and desires of parish priests in other parishes promoted the relics pilgrimage in all the Roman Catholic parishes of Kharkiv Deanery. Those locations include the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Parish of the Holy Family in Oleksiivka district, Parish of the Divine Mercy and the Parish of St. Charbel in Rohan, Parish of St. Archbishop Josheph Bilczewski in Chuhuiv, Parish of Our Lady of the Scapular and the Parish of St. Raphael Kalinowski in Nova Bavaria, and the Parish of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Merefa. Furthermore, the Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel had a chance to pray in front of the relics in their convent in Pokotylivka as well.
In our Parish of St. Vincent de Paul, the relics remained during all those nine days of novena ahead of the solemnity of our patron saint and on the feast day itself celebrated on September 27.
One thing should be specially mentioned here. The relics of the saint were able to set out on a journey in a “chapel vehicle” as part of the Social Street Patrolling project of the Branch of the All-Ukrainian Charitable Foundation “Depaul Ukraine in Kharkiv”. In result, aver 150 homeless people could personally offer their pleas and prayers to God through the intersession of the Father of the Poor. The prayer meeting took place on the footsteps of an overnight shelter for the homeless as renovation works and preparations to the winter season were underway.
St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!
Парафія св. Вікентія де Поля на Салтівці
Парафія Матері Божої Скапулярія і Святого Рафаїла Каліновського – вшанування реліквій св. Вікентія де Поля
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