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  • Pope: Loreto, young people's spiritual capital (urges 300,000 people to discover Christ)

    09/01/2007 4:12:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 264+ views
    Asia News ^ | September 1, 2007
    Benedict XVI urges the 300,000 people who gathered in the Plains of Montorso not “to fear” difficulties, failure, insecurity or “God’s silence,” encouraging them instead to discover Christ in creation, the liturgy, in friendship with fellow Christians. He invites them to bear witness to their faith in our society. Among those present, Fr Giancarlo Bossi greeted everyone and gave his thanks. Loreto (AsiaNews) – As the moving voice of tenor Andrea Bocelli singing Gounod’s Ave Maria drifted across the Plains of Monsorto, the dark statue of Our Lady of Loreto slowly made its way through a huge crowd of almost...
  • Study Backs Tradition of Loreto House - Stones in Altar Match Those in Nazareth, It Says

    03/30/2006 5:01:26 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 573+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 30, 2006
    LORETO, Italy, MARCH 30, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The stones in the Grotto of the Annunciation in Nazareth have the same origin as those of an altar at the Holy House of Loreto, says an archaeological study. Architect Nanni Monelli and Father Giuseppe Santarelli, director of the General Congregation of the Holy House of Loreto, led the study. Their finding has reopened discussion of the historicity of the mysterious transfer of the Holy House of Nazareth to Loreto. According to tradition, the house was translated miraculously from Nazareth to Tersatto (in present-day Croatia) in 1291 and then to Loreto. Giorgio Nicolini, author...