The day of prayers for parents who have lost their child was held on Saturday, July 10 at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń.
“Man is born of the love of God. The beginning of human existence is precisely his conception. We are called to defend life because life from conception is increasingly unrecognized. Parents hear sometimes - don't worry, it wasn't a baby yet, which makes them even more painful. We want to strengthen the conviction that life begins at conception and is a gift from God. It doesn't matter to Him whether it lasts 3 days, 3 hours or 99 years. It is essential that God calls to life out of love " - said the curator, adding how much "It hurts the resolution of the European Parliament, which calls killing a conceived child as a human right". He also stressed that “Parents have the right to receive their child in a dignified manner. If he died before birth, they have the right to name him, have a holy mass in his intention, bury him, they have the right to mourn, cry, complain "
After the mass, it was possible to light a lantern for the lost child, in order to experience a moment of reflection and reflect briefly. There was also a brochure "A mother's prayer after the loss of a child" that you could take home with you. After the end of the liturgy, Latin choral chants resounded in the basilica. This is how the participants prayed "Ars Celebrandi" workshops.
On July 11, on Sunday, during the main Mass. at. At 12.00 we will pray for the intentions of mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. The mass will be celebrated by Fr. Janusz Kumala, MIC, curator of the sanctuary. The musical setting will be provided by the sanctuary vocal and instrumental ensemble "Galilea".
Text: Sanctuary Press Office