by BIS correspondent
YERWADA-PUNE, AUGUST 30, 2013: On 29th September 2013, the faithful of Sacred Heart Parish, Yerwada, inaugurated the novena in honour of Our Lady of Velankanni by hoisting the traditional flag in a solemn manner. Fr. John, the main celebrant hoisted the flag and inaugurated the novena.
This year's novena concentrates on a variety of themes related to Mary, Christ, Suffering, Faith and Prison Spirituality. The first day of inauguration witnessed a huge crowd of Marian devotees. The days of the Novena are enriched by daily Eucharistic Adoration and confessions.