On Thursday 8th of September 2016 the civic authorities and committee members of Mount Mary Road ALM further honoured 'Our Lady' by naming the junction of Mount Mary Road and Kane Road as 'Mount Mary Chowk' a spot that is often passed by the thousands of pilgrims who visit the shrine.
The inauguration and blessings of this small but impressive marble slab (designed by Architect Sameer D'Monte) was done by Bishop John Rodrigues and Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues after the 11.30am novena. Present at this function were prominent civic authorities and local citizens of all faiths.
A unique Inter Religious discussion was held (on 19th Feb 2016) at Mount Mary's Basilica ( convent hall) 4- 6.15pm. exploring the theme" in all religions, belief in the good news of divine mercy is rendered difficult because of the bad news of divine justice. One had to Digest that along with some tasty sandwiches served at the venue.
In keeping with Pope Francis's decree of opening the Holy doors at the Vatican to celebrate the Holy year (2016) on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the The Blessed Virgin Mary, similar services were held globally.
In Mumbai this event was presided by Oswald Cardinal Gracias at the Basilica on Sunday,20th December, 2015. It was attended by the clergy and faithful from different parts of Mumbai. It started at 9.30am and concluded with a solemn mass.
Oswald Cardinal Gracias along with Bishop Savio and other clergy members make their way to the Basilica Doors
Oswald Cardinal Gracias prays before the basilica doors prior to opening them
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