By Tom Quiner
I was sitting on my patio one summer night sipping on a glass of wine and enjoying the company of some good friends when the conversation took a mysterious turn.
Carol told of something extraordinary she witnessed years ago at Veterans Auditorium here in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the reluctant attendee of something called a “Marian Conference.” For my non-Catholic readers, a Marian Conference is devoted to the study and veneration of Mary, the Mother of Christ.
Carol was roped into attending by an aunt. She admitted she was a little tentative attending an event that seemed a little “out there” to her.
These photos were taken by a visitor on September 27, 2005 atop Holy Family Hill on the grounds of Sylvan Springs in Rome City, IN. This event took place shortly after a small group of people making an Our Lady of America pilgrimage…
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