The origin of the word “sanctuary” comes from the Latin sancturarium derived from saunctus which in turn means “holy.” That is to say the choir’s place located around the altar, which is where the liturgical celebrations and especially the Eucharist take place.
The religious act that constitutes a pilgrimage is a concrete gesture of a Christian’s desire to meet God : “Pilgrims often come to shrines particularly well-disposed to seek the grace of forgiveness; they should be helped to open themselves to the Father “rich in mercy” (Eph 2:4),(31) in truth and in freedom, consciously and responsibly, so that their encounter with his grace will give rise to a truly new life.” (Cf. The Shrine: Memory, Presence and Prophecy of the Living God)
In this spirit of pilgrimage to meet God through the intercession of Mary, two different groups visited the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima located in Lewiston, New York, accompanied by Father Julio Ubbelhode for a day retreat on the importance of Marian devotion.[Gallery not found]
Join the Heralds of the Gospel on a Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Lewiston, NY, for a family day of prayer and devotion to Our Lady under the guidance of Fr. Michael Carlson, EP.
Bus Departure: Saturday, November 13th, 6:30 AM from Lumen Veritatis Academy, Queen St S, Mississauga, ON
Return: Same Day, 9:00 PM
Cost per person: $30. A Passport is required.
For inquiries please call 647-283-0310