80,000 offer prayers to Lady of Health

80,000 offer prayers to Lady of Health


Devotees gathered for Novena celebration at St Mary’s Basilica in Shivajinagar, Bangalore, on Saturday. DH PHOTO

Marking the beginning of the St Mary’s Feast, people from diverse regions gathered to offer prayers to the Lady of Health-Mother Mary.   

Every day from August 29 till September 7, as part of the nine day Novena, a flag is hoisted along with eucharistic celebrations. Special prayers are held each evening at the stage with the flag post, where people gather around the flag comprising of Mother Mary’s image.  

On August 30, mass marriages will be performed . A special prayer for couples who have completed 50 years of marriage will also be held.

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