DECEMBER 14, 2016 MARKED THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITION AND MIRACLE OF ST. JOHN BERCHMANS
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On December 7, 2016 the holy heart of St. John Berchmans will made the journey from Belgium to Shreveport, Louisiana in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Apparition and Miracle of St. John Berchmans. The heart then traveled to the campus of Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau on December 14 and was 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. were among some of the local and international priests who were on campus to celebrate the arrival of the relic.
Learn more about the miracle at Grand Coteau here.
Watch the mass celebrating the 150th anniversary here.