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(16/07/2010)

Plans Lorca presides Mass of Our Lady of Carmen in the military church in Cartagena]

Military authorities, ecclesiastical and civil, military representatives and members of state security, have honored this morning at the "Star of the Sea" at a Mass celebrated on the occasion of the feast of the Virgen del Carmen, Patrona of the people of the sea (Navy, Marine, Sports and fishermen).

This event took place in the military church of Santo Domingo de Cartagena, and was chaired by the Bishop of Cartagena, Bishop José Manuel Lorca Planes, who wanted to join in the celebration with Bishop Juan del Rio, Military Bishop.

Plans Lorca Bishop congratulated the entire "family of the sea" at the beginning of his homily, which focused on the figure of Mary, proposing a model of their faith and loyalty.

"The Blessed Virgin Mary of Our Lady of Caramel has always been close to the men of the Sea" - he said.

Mr. Bishop explained that throughout history, the stars have always been a guide for these people.

So, said that in life there are moments of calm and serenity, but also storm, "as also" need stars to guide us. "

"She's the Star" - he remarked.

"It is amazing how men of the sea have saved in your heart that Star" - added the prelate.

Cartagena Pastor wanted to emphasize in this Eucharist "the greatness and nobility of the men of the sea", who "have made the sea his life" and on behalf of the Church, has invited those present to pray for all these people and their families.

He has not missed in the intervention of Bishop Lorca plans a special remembrance for the dead at sea.

Before concluding, I asked the Lord to protect these souls through the intercession of Our Lady of Mount Caramel, praying under his mantle, all prayers are heard.

Salve Marinera sealed the Marian celebration dedicated to the Flower of Caramel, the Star of the Sea.

Our Lady of Carmen spill today an endless rain of graces upon all persons at sea, or land, will open their hearts.

Source: Obispado de Cartagena

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