The Miraculous Medal Shrine will offer a solemn novena of Masses and prayers focusing on “Confession: The Gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation,” Nov. 18 through Nov. 26.

Vincentian Father Michael Shea will serve as preacher for the novena, which will include a sacred relic exhibit and talk on Nov. 18 and 19 at 11 a.m. During the exhibit talks, Father Jason Kulczynski, pastor of Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland, will discuss the history and veneration of relics.

The novena will close on Nov. 27, the feast day of the Miraculous Medal, with Mass celebrated that day at 10:30 a.m. by Bishop Alfonso Cabezas, C.M.

The novena will be livestreamed daily at 9 a.m. at


The Miraculous Medal Shrine is located at 500 East Chelten Avenue in Philadelphia. For more information, contact the shrine at 215-848-1010 or visit