The saint's birthday was a major celebration in the house when she was alive, and the nuns continue to celebrate it even after her death in 1997 and canonization in 2016.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee said he sees "heartbreaking consequences for immigrant children."
"Families will be forced to make the impossible choice of putting food on the table and staying together legally in the country."
In annual message to ‘Rimini Meeting,’ Francis reminds, “looking at Jesus purifies our sight and prepares us to look at everything with new eyes."
After Mass, worshippers were blessed with water from the Atlantic Ocean. See a gallery of photos.
The work of the Church – of administering the Sacraments, of teaching, healing, advocating, serving, and ministering to the poor and vulnerable – can and must continue, despite the sins of the past.
"I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people."
Catholics of Nigerian descent gathered in West Hempstead for a retreat/revival in July.