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More than 1,300 take part in Great Vigil for Sacred Hearts

Mother Adela Galindo, foundress of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts, sings during the Mass.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski presided at the 27th annual celebration of the Great Vigil in honor of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Organized by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, it took place overnight, June 24-25, 2022, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Miami.

Photographer: COURTESY | Maria Teresa Aguirre

Mother Adela Galindo, foundress of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts, sings during the Mass. Archbishop Thomas Wenski presided at the 27th annual celebration of the Great Vigil in honor of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Organized by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, it took place overnight, June 24-25, 2022, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Miami.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski reacts as he is applauded on the 25th anniversary of his being named a bishop; on June 24, 1997 he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Miami.

presided at the 27th annual celebration of the Great Vigil in honor of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Organized by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, it took place overnight, June 24-25, 2022, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Miami.

Photographer: COURTESY | Maria Teresa Aguirre

Archbishop Thomas Wenski reacts as he is applauded on the 25th anniversary of his being named a bishop; on June 24, 1997 he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Miami. presided at the 27th annual celebration of the Great Vigil in honor of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Organized by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, it took place overnight, June 24-25, 2022, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Miami.

MIAMI | Every year for the past 27 years, on the solemnity of the Sacred Heart and the feast of the Immaculate Heart, the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary have been offering a Great Vigil in honor of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

The 2022 vigil began the evening of June 24 with the Mass of the Sacred Heart presided by Archbishop Thomas Wenski and ended around 3:30 a.m. June 25, after the Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. More than 1,300 faithful took part in the celebration, held this year at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Miami.

In his homily, Archbishop Wenski led those in attendance to contemplate how, “in the Pierced Heart of the Crucified, the love of God is exposed for all to see. God is telling us that he loves us, but not with an audible word, but with a word that is carved in the flesh of the side of Jesus caused by the soldier’s lance.”  

After the Mass of the Sacred Heart, the faithful stayed in adoration of the eucharistic Lord to pray for the sanctification of priests, for families, and for consecrated religious brothers and sisters.

In a unique way this year, the Great Vigil was part of the Archdiocese of Miami’s weeklong program of events for the 10th World Meeting of Families. The vigil highlighted the importance of eucharistic adoration for families and offered time spent before the Blessed Sacrament for families and the strengthening of family life.

Priests and deacons pray before the Blessed Sacrament after the evening Mass.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski presided at the 27th annual celebration of the Great Vigil in honor of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Organized by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, it took place overnight, June 24-25, 2022, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Miami.

Photographer: COURTESY | Roberto Aguirre

Priests and deacons pray before the Blessed Sacrament after the evening Mass. Archbishop Thomas Wenski presided at the 27th annual celebration of the Great Vigil in honor of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Organized by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, it took place overnight, June 24-25, 2022, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Miami.