The very dynamics of pilgrimages clearly reveals some steps that pilgrims take. They become a paradigm of the whole life of faith; departure reveals the decision of pilgrims to go forward up to the destination and achieve the spiritual objectives of their baptismal vocation; walking leads them to solidarity with their brothers and sisters and to the necessary preparation for the meeting with the Lord; the visit to the Shrine invites them to listen to the Word of God and to sacramental celebration; the return, in the end, reminds them of their mission in the world, as witnesses of salvation and builders of peace.
(From The Pilgrimage in the Great Jubilee, Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People)
Here are some photos of the latest pilgrimage of Heralds of the Gospel in Montreal and Quebec City.The shrines visited were those of the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, followed by a short passage to the Cathedral Mary Queen of the World, Our Lady of the Cape, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and St. Anne de Beaupre.
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