Sunday, September 01, 2013

Pilgrimage to France

Fr. Jose accompanied a group of pilgrims from Hong Kong and Macau on a three-weeks pilgrimage to France as its spiritual director. 
During the 21 day schedule, the pilgrims visited over 20 holy shrines and pilgrimage centers such as Nevers, Paray Le Monial, Ars, La Sallett, Lourdes, Rocamadour, Pellevoisin, Mont St. Michael, Lisieux and Rua du Bac, to name a few! 
 During the evening Rosary-Procession in Lourdes
It was an occasion for spiritual renewal for for the 26 pilgrims who had a 33 day Spiritual Exercises prior to the trip.  
 Pilgrims at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Sallet: More than 160 years ago, Our Lady appeared to two children on this mountain, in the heart of the French Alps
 Pilgrims after the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary 
on 15 August in La Sallet
And on 15 August, on the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady, during the Eucharistic celebration in the Shrine of Our Lady of La Sallet, we made our consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
 Holy Eucharist at the Grotto in Lourdes
It was indeed a great experience to see the whole group spending hours together before the Blessed Sacrament, in spite of the hectic schedule of the tour. 
 After the Eucharistic Celebration in the Crypt at Lisiex
And the Lord has blessed us with the perfect weather, good health and safe trip.
 Fr. Jose with his brother, Fr. Tomy in Ars, 
at the statue of St. John Vianney and Antonio

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