“The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim traveling along the road, making his way to a desired destination. ” -Pope Francis, Misericordiae vultus #11
Before the Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016) ends, I encourage you to take the pilgrimage to the designated Jubilee Churches in the Philippines. In the Archdiocese of Manila, these are: Manila Cathedral Basilica (Manila), National Shrine of the Sacred Heart (Makati), Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy (Mandaluyong), Sanctuario de Santo Cristo (San Juan), and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish (Pasay).
At the beginning of your pilgrimage at any of the Jubilee Churches, you will be given a PILGRIM’S PASSPORT.
This pilgrim’s passport lists the activities you need to fulfill in your visit to the Jubilee churches. At the end of each pilgrimage, have the pilgrim’s passport stamped properly. Once you have completed the pilgrimage to all five Jubilee churches, a Certificate of Pilgrimage will be given to you at the last church you will visit.
It is encouraged that you continue to visit these churches and pray for the different intentions even after you have received the certificate. The certificate serves only as a remembrance of the true meaning and purpose of this pilgrimage.
Spread the word! May you be blessed!😊