Arlington Bishop blesses new home for pregnant mothers at Mary’s Shelter


May 3, 2017


ARLINGTON, Va.  – On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge will bless one of six new homes for expectant mothers at Mary’s Shelter in Fredericksburg.  Mary’s Shelter is a Christ-centered program providing housing and financial support to expectant mothers for up to three years after the birth of their children.

Kathleen Wilson, founder and Director of Mary’s Shelter says having these homes blessed is so important. “It shows that we are welcoming the Holy Spirit into our lives and our homes, and in consecrating these places to Him, we pray that God will bless them and bring peace to all who live here,” she said.  The residents will attend the ceremony.

The new homes are in Fredericksburg, but spread out.  The six homes consist of two houses and four apartment units.



When:                                  Saturday, May 6, 2017,  1 p.m.

Where:                                 Mary’s Shelter (the home that will be blessed is next door to the main office)                                  1601 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg



AboutThe Diocese of Arlington is home to more than 600,000 Catholics living in 21 counties and seven cities in central and northern Virginia. Parishioners live out their faith at 69 parishes, five missions, and 17,500 students attend 44 Catholic elementary and high schools.