Visit of Professor William A. Tomas of the Pontifical Marian Academy at the Vatican to August Concilium 2023 Meeting
It was a great honour for the Legion of Mary to welcome Professor William A. Tomas, Mariologist, of the Pontifical Marian Academy International, on his first visit to the August Concilium Meeting.
This was a historic occasion, in its being the first time ever for Concilium to be paid a visit from the Vatican.
Professor Tomas congratulated Sr. Mary Murphy on her recently being admitted by the Holy Father to the Pontifical Marian Academy International. This has been bestowed on her in recognition of the great work she has carried out for the Legion of Mary. This encompassed her being a legionary in Ireland, an envoy, and most recently being President of the Legion of Mary. Professor Tomas highlighted the great generosity of Sr. Murphy, as he informed all that she said she would not accept admittance to the Pontifical Marian Academy International without bringing all legionaries with her!
He then proceeded to outline the history of the development of the Pontifical Marian Academy International. He summarised its main functions and provided a most illuminating and awe- inspiring update on some of his recent research on Marian Shrine Apparitions throughout the world. He informed all that this documented research- on Marian Shrines including Knock International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine, and the Shrine of Our Lady of Kibeho- can be found in the Compendium of Authentic Marian Shrines.
This first visit of Professor William A. Tomas to Concilium was a very jubilant occasion for the Legion of Mary. His address was very edifying, and it is with much anticipation that all await a further visit from him, a visit through which all will undoubtedly be much further enlightened.