Universal Congregation of the Holy House

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The Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto

The Universal Congregation was established in 1883, in order to spread devotion to the mistery of the Incarnation, to Our Lady and to the Holy Family, offerings handed over the Shrine are spent for the maintenance of the Shrine itself.

The Congregation edits the magazines of the Sanctuary: Il Messaggio della Santa Casa (in italian language) and The Shrine of the Holy House (in english).

The Congregation edits and promotes studies and publications about the history of the Shrine.

Submission - You can sign up for yourself, or for your family or for any person, alive or deceased to the Universal Congregation of the Holy House (Perpetual Mass).

Special Spiritual mercy can be obtained on December, 10th (plenary indulgence to those registered on the day of Holy Mary of Loreto); you can also benefit from the merits of the Mass (daily celebrated in the Holy House) and from the prayers by the friars Cappuccini, caretakers of the Holy House.

The Universal Congregation of the Holy House was officially established in 1883 by Tommaso Gallucci Bishop of Loreto, in collaboration with Fr. Pietro da Malaga, blessed and enriched with indulgences by the Sovereign Pontiffs Leo XIII and Pius X.

The aims of this institution were to "add a new shine and glory to the Basilica" with "restoration works, pictures, decorations and stuccos in the style of the fifteenth century artists"

In the Universal Congregation you can:

  • ask for information
  • reserve a guided tour
  • subscribe to the magazine
  • subscribe to the perpetual masses
  • buy books, gifts and fancy goods related to the Basilica of Loreto

Info and contacts:

Congregazione Universale Santa Casa 60025 Loreto AN
Tel: +39 071 970104
Fax: +39 071 9747176
E-mail: santuarioloreto@tin.it