Solemn Novena 2017

Monday, November 13 to Tuesday, November 21

PREACHER: Rev. Thomas Sendlein, CM
THEME: “400 Years of Vincentian Charism – Dynamic Virtues for Today”

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Miraculous Medal Feast Day Mass

Wednesday, November 22  •  10am

Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman,
Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Philadelphia


Preacher, Solemn Novena, All Masses and Services:
Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM
Associate Director, Miraculous Medal Shrine

Fr. Thomas Sendlein attended St. Joseph’s Seminary in Princeton, NJ, and St. Vincent’s Novitiate in Ridgefield, CT. He studied Philosophy and Theology at Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton, PA, where he received BA, MA, MDiv, and MTh degrees.

After ordination, Fr. Sendlein worked in various parishes in Panama and served as Executive Secretary of the National Mission in Panama from 1986 to 1994 and as the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Works from 1992 to 1994. At the invitation of the Superior General, Rev. Robert Maloney, CM, he volunteered in China where he served the Chinese Vincentian Province for more than two decades. He then returned to the Eastern Province and was assigned to St. John the Baptist Parish/Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Brooklyn.

In October, 2016, he began serving as an Associate Director at the Miraculous Medal Shrine. Fr. Sendlein’s Aunt Mary, a promoter of the Miraculous Medal, enrolled him in the Association of the Miraculous Medal in the early 1950s.



Miraculous Medal Feast Day Mass, Principal Celebrant and Homilist
Bishop Edward M. Deliman
Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Bishop Edward M. Deliman earned his BA and MDiv degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood by John Cardinal Krol in 1973. After ordination, he studied Spanish in Douglastown, New York, and later served as an assistant priest at a parish in the Archdiocese of San Juan. In 1991, he was named an Honorary Prelate of his Holiness with the title of Monsignor by Pope St. John Paul II.

During his 43 years as a priest, Bishop Deliman has demonstrated broad pastoral and administrative experience among diverse populations. He has served as a parochial vicar at parishes throughout the Archdiocese and as a pastor at Saint Bonaventure Parish, Philadelphia; Visitation BVM Parish, Philadelphia; Saint Agnes Parish, West Chester; Saint Martin of Tours Parish, Philadelphia; Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Bensalem; and Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Bensalem, his current assignment.

In addition to his parish-based ministry, he previously assisted the Office of the Metropolitan Tribunal as an adjunct auditor and served as a Priest Vocation Coordinator and Spiritual Director for seminarians. Bishop Deliman was ordained to the episcopacy by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap, on August 18, 2016, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

Solemn Novena 2017 Sermons


Solemn Novena: Day 9

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM

Sharing the Faith through the Vincentian Virtues TODAY

Solemn Novena: Day 8

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM

Mary — Example of the Dynamic Vincentian Virtues

Solemn Novena: Day 7

Monday, November 19, 2017

Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM

Do you really LOVE? CHARITY (Protection of LIFE and HUMAN RIGHTS)

Solemn Novena: Day 6

Monday, November 18, 2017

Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM


Solemn Novena: Day 5

Monday, November 17, 2017

Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM

Are you REALISTIC? Virtue of HUMILITY (Example of St. Catherine Labouré)

Solemn Novena: Day 4

Monday, November 16, 2017

Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM

Are you SELF-DISCIPLINED? Virtue of MORTIFICATION (Importance of being balanced)

Solemn Novena: Day 3

Monday, November 15, 2017

Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM

Are you APPROACHABLE? Virtue of MEEKNESS (Importance of a SMILE)

Solemn Novena: Day 2

Monday, November 14, 2017

Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM

Are you HONEST? Virtue of SIMPLICITY (Importance of TRUTH)

Solemn Novena: Day 1

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM

Vincentian Prayer