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Papa Ioan intro

There is a church in the Diocese of Timisoara,
consecrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
commonly called Maria Radna...

 

Pope John Paul II.

Papa Ioan text

There is a church in the Diocese of Timisoara, consecrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, commonly called Maria Radna...

Pope John Paul II.

 

High above the shores of the Maros river in western Romania you will find the church of mercy, the monastery and place of pilgrimage called Maria Radna. In the course of centuries - marked by opression of those with different faith, the buildup during the settlement (colonization) of the Banat, the loss of believers through displacement, emigration and opposition to communism - millions of pilgrims have been attracted to this place of mercy.

The place of pilgrimage is a sanctuary of awakening, reflection, guidance, strength and comfort especially for the catholic German speaking settlers on the Danube, which has been preserved and supported by orthodox Romanians, the greek-catholic religious community with their church services in Byzantine Rite and by those people that came afar from the shores of the Tisza and from Transylvania.

In August of 2015, once we shall celebrate church service in seven languages during the main pilgrimages, after the completion of the renovation work that will have been carried out with the support and financial assistance of the EU, a major part of our history, the core of our diocese and the multiculturalism of our spiritual home in Banat will be reflected in this!