Celebrating 150 Years of Redemptorist Stewardship
“Make her known” was the simple command of Pope Pius IX when he entrusted the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to the care of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Redemptorists, in 1866. One of the first copies to arrive in the United States came to Boston and was venerated in a simple wooden church. From that point on, the lives of the faithful have been impacted in miraculous ways.
For 150 years, the Redemptorists continue to be stewards of the world’s first church dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. As New England’s greatest Marian shrine, Boston’s Basilica is a time honored place of faith, love, and inspiration.
On Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM, there will be a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated at the Basilica followed by a dinner reception at Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Hall. This celebration will mark the official launch of a series of events spanning two years that will reflect on our history and envision the future as we move toward the 150th anniversary of our parish. Help fund our upcoming capital projects and ministries by supporting these events with your attendance, donations or sponsorships.