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.
The people gather outside the chapel before Mass.
Fr. Francis Chukwuma blesses the altar.
Fr. Francis places the incense in the thurible.
Fr. Francis Chukwuma incenses the altar.
Kay Marie Nugent and Cyndi Kaufmann (sr. Gemma) place the altar cloth on the altar.
Jim and Madeline (sr. Margaret) Nugent place the candles on the altar.
Fr. Francis flanked by Brother Benedict and Br. Ignatius wait for the offertory gifts.
All is ready for the Liturgy of the Eucharist to begin.
Fr. Francis offers the bread.