Pilgrimage Updates: 16-Day Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Mary and the Saints in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy with Fr. Soy Hernando, M.B. last May 15, 2019

30 Jun

Fr. Soy Hernando began the pilgrimage with prayers at the airport.

First group photo at the Dubai airport while waiting for their connecting flight to Lisbon, Portugal.

A group photo in Fatima, Portugal.

From Lisbon, Fr. Soy and our pilgrims drove to Fatima, Portugal, one of the world’s greatest Marian pilgrimage centers.

Fr. Soy and our pilgrims praying before the image of Our Lady of Fatima at the 4th apparition site, a place near the village of Aljustrel.

From Fatima, Fr Soy and our pilgrims visited Coimbra, the site of the Carmelite Convent where Sister Lucia (one of the visionaries of Fatima) lived and died.

Fr. Soy and our pilgrims were blessed to witness the dancing sun in the sky en route to Lugo from Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Thank you, Blessed Mother, for reaffirming to us that you are indeed with us in this pilgrimage.

At Monte do Gozo (Hill of Joy), in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

It is known for being the place where Christian pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) get their first views of the three spires of their destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Fr. Soy concelebrated Mass with other priests at the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

Our pilgrims offering prayers and lining up to kiss the miraculous image of Our Lady of Covadonga in Asturias, Spain.

A group photo at the altar of the Church of Our Lady of Arantzazu in Spain.

Our pilgrims at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France.

Our pilgrim saving water from Lourdes to bring home.

Lourdes Water is generated from a spring in the grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes. The spring was discovered by St. Bernadette Soubirous during one of the apparitions. Bernadette was told by Our Lady to “go drink at the spring and wash yourself there.” During pilgrimage, many pilgrims follow the instruction of Our Lady of Lourdes to “go and wash there” at the Baths.

A group photo in Paris with the iconic Eiffel Tower at the background.

A group photo at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.

Fr. Soy and our pilgrims capped off their pilgrimage at San Giovanni Rotondo.

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