Saint Anne Shrine

16 Church Street | Fiskdale (Sturbridge), MA 01518 

  508 347 7338 | saintanneshrine@gmail.com |  saintanneshrine.org

On Wednesday, May 29, 2015, Saint Anne Shrine welcomed a special family from Pennsylvania. The Albert Family is a young family with nine children. They chose Saint Anne Shrine as the place to pass on the faith to their children. Saint Anne Shrine is filmed with their family as part of wedding preparation for their second daughter. The mother, Jacy oftens shares in the conversations how important the faith is for her and for the entire family. It doesn't mean that they don't have any difficulties. Nathan, the father shared with me that he still doesn't understand why he had no choice, but must say goodbye to his loved one. Walking with him from the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes to the garden of Angel of Hope, I could see in his eyes the depth of the unknown of the question "why". Our conversation at the Angel of Hope somehow changed the question of why to the question of what and how. Yes, God loves us. He doesn't want us to suffer or live in pain; but suffering and pain are necessary for us to learn WHAT God wants to teach us and HOW we learn. Saint Anne Shrine was happy to be a part of the journey of the Albert family that day. It is a hope that Saint Anne Shrine may be a chose place for many pilgrims near and far who are coming here not for finding the answers of their life, but for changing them into a different and positive direction. As pilgrims move toward the Kingdom of God, Saint Anne Shrine is happy to be a part of the journey of many pilgrims.

(Shrine's Director.)

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