A Brief History of the Chapel
Under the direction of then Reverend Ronald Marino, Mary Mother of the Unborn Chapel was dedicated on March 5th, 1989. On behalf of the Italian Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn, and through the pastoral solicitude of the Reverend Monsignor Dino M. Zeni, the statue was placed at the newly dedicated chapel at Regina Pacis Roman Catholic Church of Brooklyn, for the perpetual veneration of the faithful. The dedication was also celebrated by Reverend Archbishop Renato R. Martino, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the United Nations.
Today the chapel remains a sacred and comforting place of prayer for loved ones of new-born children, expecting couples, adoptive parents and children with special needs.
Blessing of Babies and Parents
On March 25th, we celebrate the Feast day of Mary, Mother of the Unborn, we bless all new-born children, expecting couples, adoptive parents and children with special needs as part of each Mass during the weekend closest to this date. We invite you to ask your relatives to join us at Mass that weekend no matter where they live.
Our parish is the ONLY parish in the Diocese which has this devotion to Mary, under this title. The "baby chapel" has been a real blessing for hundreds of couples who have visited it. Our Chapel of Mary, Mother of the Unborn, has been the subject of many magazine articles here in the USA, in Italy and in Canada. You can help to promote this powerful devotion by your invitation to others.