You are invited to celebrate a holy and monumental occasion, the 150th Anniversary of the Apparition and Miracle of St. John Berchmans. On December 7, the holy heart of St. John Berchmans will make its journey from Belgium to Shreveport, Louisiana. The heart will arrive on the campus of Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau on December 14 and be placed in the shrine on campus which is the site of the miracle performed by St. John Berchmans that lead to his canonization. Bishop J. Douglas Deshotels, Msgr. Keith DeRouen, and Fr. Derrick Weingartner, S.J. will be among some of the local and international priests who will be on campus to celebrate the arrival of the relic. Anyone wishes to visit the relic at the shrine of St. John Berchmans are invited between 10:00am-5:00pm on Wednesday, December 14. A closed mass will take place at 8:00am and will be streamed on the Lafayette Diocese website.
The relic will be at St. John Berchmans namesake church, Cathedral of St. John Berchmans in Shreveport, LA December 8-18. You may visit www.SJBdevotion.org for more information as well.