Brazil: Carmelite Nuns make mantle of Our Lady of Aparecida

The piece that will be used during the Novena and Feast of the Patroness of Brazil was sewn by the Sisters of the Carmel Santa Teresinha.

Newsroom (October 2, 2021 4:35 PM, Gaudium Press) The Sisters of the Carmel Santa Teresinha, located in the city of Aparecida (SP), delivered  a mantle made by the religious for the image of Our Lady of Aparecida.

Handing over the mantle to the Rector of the National Shrine

The piece, which will be used during the Novena and the Feast of the Patroness of Brazil, was given to Father Eduardo Catalfo, Rector of the Shrine, by Sister Maria Regina da Imaculada Conceição, who has been a religious for 37 years and has dedicated herself to making the mantles of the Mother of Aparecida for 11 years.

On 2021, the Carmel of Saint Terezinha completes 70 years since its inauguration. The place, where 25 sisters live cloistered, is closely connected to the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida.

Novena and Feast of the Patroness of Brazil 2021

The theme for the Novena and Feast of the Patroness of Brazil in 2021 will be “With Mary, we are the people of God, united by the covenant”. The organizers intend to make the devotees reflect on God’s Covenant with his people, which is linked to the Exodus and marks the exit of the people from Egypt, by God’s strength and Moses’ leadership, and their liberation.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, all celebrations will have a reduced audience capacity. In addition, all hygiene, safety, and social distancing protocols will be followed. Access to the inside of the Basilica will be controlled and there will be screening for temperature checks and hand hygiene. (EPC)

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Photos: Alessandro Cardoso/ A12

Compiled by Zephania Gangl

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