Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cardinal O'Connell's Birthday

On this Solemnity in 1859, just five years after Pope Pius IX declared the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, the fifth Archbishop of Boston and second founder of Saint John’s Seminary was born in Lowell.  Stop by the grave of Cardinal William Henry O’Connell sometime during the day and offer a prayer.  And join me in offering this Mass for the repose of his immortal soul.