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May 20, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, No. 20   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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'Ad Limina' Visit:
Local bishops, pilgrims travel to Rome

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino and Bishop George O. Wirz will be traveling to Rome this week for their "Ad Limina Apostolorum" (meaning "to the threshold of the apostles") visit.

Every five years bishops who are heads of dioceses are required to go to Rome to meet with the Holy Father and people in various Vatican offices. The meetings combine prayer, pastoral planning, and personal conversations.

Bishops Morlino and Wirz will join other bishops of Region VII (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) for the Ad Limina visit.

Said Bishop Morlino in a message to people of the Diocese of Madison, "Please keep myself and my brother Bishops in your good prayers for always deeper faith, health, and safety in these travels and know that you will have a special place in our prayers particularly when we are privileged to visit the holy places."

The bishops usually begin their visits with a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. The Mass at the tomb of St. Peter includes prayers to be strengthened, renewed, and consoled by the apostle that Jesus designated to head the church.   Full story ...

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Madison Rosary March: Held during 'Mary's Month'

MADISON -- On May 2, at the beginning of Our Lady's Month, people from throughout the Diocese of Madison gathered for the 55th semi-annual Rosary March at St. Raphael Cathedral here.

Richard Blaney, coordinator of the event, listed the intentions of the day's rosary which included an increase in vocations and a new devotion to Eucharistic Adoration. The theme of the march was "In Reparation for All the Blasphemies Against the Motherhood of Mary, the Mother of God."

Praying the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the rosary, participants processed around the pews in St. Raphael Cathedral behind a statue of the Blessed Mother.

May crowning

As the rosary finished, those present sang "Bring Flowers of the Rarest" as children came forward and placed roses at the foot of the statue.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino gave the homily. He remarked on the importance of the children being there that day. "It's a really good catechesis," the bishop said. The children are "dependent on beautiful images of Our Lady, the flowers, the movement. They see people singing and happy and that's how the spot opens in their heart for love."

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