Spiritual Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines – Oct. 31 – Departure

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Basilica of Fatima

Join us on a Spiritual Pilgrimage through prayer with Father Dennis Aréchiga, pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church in San Antonio; along with fifty-five pilgrims from the San Antonio area, Austin, and Montana. The family and friends of all those traveling on this pilgrimage will be offered in prayer during daily Mass on this Journey with Mary.

Please pray for the pilgrims, as well as your own intentions and those of the Church.

The Pilgrimage which started from Abraham and is extended throughout the centuries is a sign of a vaster and universal movement of humankind—the human person, a traveler thirsty for new horizons, hungry for justice and peace, searching for truth, longing for love, open to the absolute and the infinite. Pilgrimages also lead to the tent of meeting with the Church, “assembly of those who care called together by the Word of God to form the People of God.” –John Paul II (The Pilgrimage in the Great Jubilee)

Holy Mary, Mother of God. …Show us Jesus. Lead us to Him. Teach us to know and love Him, so that we too can become capable of true love and be fountains of living water in the midst of a thirsting world. –Pope Benedict XVI (Encyclical Letter Deus Caritas Est)

October 31 –November 1: Depart San Antonio to LISBON, Portugal. Excitement, anticipation, joy and wonder accompany the pilgrims in their thoughts and conversation as they travel across the Atlantic Ocean on this wonderous journey with Mary, the Mother of God. Upon arrival in Lisbon Airport, we will take a private motor-coach to Fatima, an approximate one and a half hour drive. We will have our first Mass in the Basilica of Fatima where the tombs of the three seers of Our Lady’s apparition are located. They are Blessed Francisco, Blessed Jacinta and Sister Lucia.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you call us each by name. Thank you! We ask your blessing upon each pilgrim. May they have a safe journey and may their journey of faith bring them closer to your Sacred Heart and to encounter the maternal love of your Mother, Mary. Lord Jesus, hold us in your arms and protect us always. Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and forever. Amen.

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About Angela Sealana (Santana)

Angela is Ministry Coordinator for The Pilgrim Center of Hope. The Pilgrim Log is the blog of the Pilgrim Center of Hope, a Catholic evangelization ministry, providing weekly spiritual reflections to help you journey toward a deeper relationship with Christ. Learn more about the Pilgrim Center of Hope by visiting http://www.pilgrimcenterofhope.org.

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