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New Stars on the Mantle of Our Lady, Queen of Peace

New Stars on the Mantle of Our Lady, Queen of Peace

On 30 March 2022, in the Shrine of Our Lady, Mother of Grace from Lviv, in the Co-Cathedral in Lubaczów (east of Poland, close to the Ukrainian border), a certificate was presented to the Co-Cathedral confirming their adherence to the Work of the Stars on the Mantle of Our Lady, Queen of Peace.

The Work of the Stars on the Mantle of Our Lady, Queen of Peace is carried out by the Association of Comunità Regina della Pace from Poland. Its aim is promotion of Eucharistic Adoration for peace throughout the whole world.

H.E. Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, Metropolitan of Lviv, presided over the solemn Holy Mass.

The Association was represented by Mr. Piotr Ciołkiewicz (President), Mr. Mariusz Drapikowski (Vice President) and Members of the Board: Mr. Andrzej Sikora and Mr. Bogusław Olszonowicz.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Mr. Sikora read the text of the Certificate and presented it to H.E. Archbishop Mokrzycki, who passed it on to Rev. Andrzej Stopyra (the Co-Cathedral Parish Priest). A monstrance, created by Mr. Drapikowski for the Archcathedral in Lviv, and donated on behalf of the Association, was then presented to H.E. Archibishop Mokrzycki.

As a sign of gratitude for the monstrance, H.E. Archbishop Mokrzycki presented to the Association a medal depicting Our Lady with the Infant Child, a St. John Paul II personal relic.

This designation as a Star on the Mantle of Our Lady, Queen of Peace ensures a place of regular Eucharistic adoration for peace, especially for Ukraine. At 3.00 p.m. the Chaplet of Divine Mercy was prayed before the exposed Blessed Sacrament followed by a final blessing.

H.E. Archbishop Mokrzycki said, regarding the establishment of the Archcathedral as a special place of prayer for peace, “…will be carried, through Mary, before the throne of Jesus Christ – the only Giver of grace and peace.”

In addition, as a sign of solidarity between the Association and Ukraine, medical equipment was delivered to the Curia in Lviv by Mr. Andrzej Sikora, Mr. Mariusz Drapikowski and Rev. Andrzej Stopyra.

 

Text: Bogusław Olszonowicz

Photos: Archives of the Association of Comunità Regina della Pace

 

Cathedral in Lviv

Co-Cathedral in Lubaczów

 

Text: Bogusław Olszonowicz

Photos: Archives of the Association of Comunità Regina della Pace

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