Cheryl M.– Saint Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity Member
"The day of our pilgrimage to the Blessed Mother was miraculous, meaningful and oh, so memorable. Standing in front of her shrine preparing to sing Schubert’s “Ave Maria” during mass, , I felt her presence entering me from behind. My heart burst open and I felt my voice soar and fill the space in front of me. I looked out across the field, over the trees and into the mountains of the Catskills and envisioned the Holy Grace of Mary outpouring onto the earth below. Honored to sing again in the afternoon program, Our Blessed Mother’s presence continued to be felt by all. I experienced wave after wave of goose bumps and understood the lyrics of my songs; “No one is alone” and “Somewhere” at new, much deeper level. As I have performed these same songs this week, I am taken back again and again to last Sunday and the grace from our pilgrimage is still most tangibly present.