Throughout the world Marianists celebrated the feast of Our Lady of the Pillar yesterday. On ths day we remember how Blessed William Joseph Chaminade spent part of the French Revolution in exile in Saragossa, Spain. There he passed many hours in prayer and contemplation at the shrine of Our Lady of the Pillar.
Our Marianist scholastics and aspirants in India paused to celebrated Our Lady as well. A special shrine was placed in the chapel in honor of the feast. The main celebrant was Fr. José Sebastián de Erice, S.M. Present at the celebration were Fr. Hans Eidenberger, SM, Superior of the Österreich-Deutschland Region and Br. Josef Grünstäudl, SM, superior of Haus Chaminade, Greisinghof, Tragwein, Austria. Fr. Hans and Br. Josef represented the Österreich-Deutschland Region at the dedication of the Jacob Gapp School (K-12) in Andra Pradesh. The school is sponsored by the Österreich-Deutschland Region.
The pictures below were sent to us by Brother Mark of the Meribah Province who works with the Marianist scholastics and apsirants.