The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Magnificat Foundation hosted Magnificat Day, a unique gathering for liturgical prayer, music, inspirational talks and reflection on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Thousands of faithful from around the country heard presentations from Father Robert Barron, acclaimed author of the “Catholicism” video series, and Dominican Father Peter John Cameron, editor-in-chief of Magnificat magazine. Attendees also had the opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel, receive the sacrament of penance and venerate the relics of the Little Flower, St. Therese of Lisieux, and of her parents, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin.

The day concluded with a eucharistic procession through the streets of Philadelphia from the Pennsylvania Convention Center to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Many people who were not able to attend Magnificat Day still joined the procession at 5 p.m. The candlelight procession began at the intersection of 17th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and concluded with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in front of the cathedral.  (Photos by Maria Tucker)