Oratory of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii 

The Oratory of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii is a quiet spot for prayer and the focal point of Mary's Glen, a 3/4 acre Catholic Prayer oasis in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mary's Glen, and the Oratory, welcome visitors between 9 am and 5 pm daily (outside of those hours, by appointment, please). 

The altar in the Oratory was blessed and the Blessed Sacrament installed in the tabernacle on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the day on which the Church celebrates the Queenship of Mary to whom the Confraternity of Penitents and its members are consecrated. 

Below are photos of that dedication.

People gather
People gather

The people gather outside the chapel before Mass.

Fr. Chukwuma blesses the altar
Fr. Chukwuma blesses the altar

Fr. Francis Chukwuma blesses the altar.

Fr. Chukwuma readies the incense
Fr. Chukwuma readies the incense

Fr. Francis places the incense in the thurible.

Fr. Chukwuma incenses the altar
Fr. Chukwuma incenses the altar

Fr. Francis Chukwuma incenses the altar.

The altar cloth is placed
The altar cloth is placed

Kay Marie Nugent and Cyndi Kaufmann (sr. Gemma) place the altar cloth on the altar.

The candles are place on the altar
The candles are place on the altar

Jim and Madeline (sr. Margaret) Nugent place the candles on the altar.

Waiting for the gifts
Waiting for the gifts

Fr. Francis flanked by Brother Benedict and Br. Ignatius wait for the offertory gifts.

Liturgy of the Eucharist
Liturgy of the Eucharist

All is ready for the Liturgy of the Eucharist to begin.

Bread offering
Bread offering

Fr. Francis offers the bread.