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In the month of Mary, Emevecists from 4 countries make a pilgrimage to meet the Mother of God

Members of our spiritual family in four countries gathered during the month of Mary to pay tribute to the Virgin. From Costa Rica to Brazil, passing through Colombia and Peru. This story allows us to know the expressions of faith and filial love that characterize the month dedicated to the Mother of God.

Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Health in Bojacá, Colombia

A group of 83 parishioners, family and friends of the Christian Life Movement (MVC) in Bogotá participated in a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Health in Bojacá, Cundinamarca. This traditional walk, which marks the beginning of the month of the Virgin for the Emevecistas in Bogotá, since it takes place on the first day of May, has become a very significant Marian moment.

“For my family it meant a space for inner encounter, a path of reflection and the opportunity to share devotion to the Virgin with family and friends. Also the opportunity to do a small apostolate sharing my passion for hiking with the members of the MVC,” shared John Ceron.

“The 4 kilometer pilgrimage passed through a picturesque Andean cloud forest, full of mountain species, following an ancient stone path of historical importance since the late 19th century,” John tells us. During the walk, the participants prayed the holy rosary and, upon arriving at the sanctuary, they joined the pilgrims’ mass, culminating the day with a typical lunch in a traditional restaurant in the town.

30 Years of Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Aparecida in Brazil

On Saturday, May 18th, members of our spiritual family in São Paulo, Petrópolis and Rio de Janeiro made a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady Aparecida in Brazil. Around 150 people joined this significant spiritual day, which marked the thirtieth anniversary of this MVC Brazil tradition .

The pilgrims arrived from their respective cities and enjoyed free time to explore the basilica and other places in the sanctuary before gathering for the official visit to the image of Our Lady Aparecida. From there, the group walked the “Rosary Path,” where they prayed the holy rosary.

The day culminated with the celebration of Holy Mass in the basilica at 6 pm, an especially meaningful experience for Deacon Craig Kinneberg, who shared with us: “The MVC Brazil pilgrimage to Aparecida is always a special moment for me. Being able to travel with other members of the spiritual family to this important religious place in Brazil is very meaningful.”

“As it was my first time in the Shrine as a deacon, one thing that stood out for me was being able to serve at the central altar during Mass in the Basilica, which was truly a touching experience.”

Marian walks in Peru: Chincha and Lima

30 young people from the Christian Life Movement (MVC) of Chincha participated in a walk with the Virgin Mary, which started from the Plaza de Armas of Sunampe. The pilgrimage, which covered a route of approximately 8 kilometers, was characterized by an atmosphere of community joy.

During the walk, participants had the opportunity to meditate and reflect, spiritually enriching their experience. The day culminated in the chapel of Colegio Santa María, where the Eucharist was celebrated.

While in Lima, on May 1st, 200 Emevecistas in the Marian pilgrimage who walked for 6 kilometers with the walk of Our Lady of Reconciliation between songs and prayers towards the Apostles of Mary Cat community in Pachacámac. The day included the celebration of Holy Mass and a festive lunch with recreational activities.

Costa Rica: Pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Cartago

A group of Emevecistas undertook a pilgrimage from Llano Grande de Cartago to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels on Saturday, May 25th, traveling a total of 17 kilometers. The walk brought together young adults, couples belonging to the Nazareth and Betania groups.

Finally, our brother Nelson Villamor shared: “For me, it has been an expression of love, of going to search and encounter the Virgin. It meant walking together towards our mother; renew my apostolic consecration to her. It was also an experience of entrusting myself and delivering our entire mission to the patron saint of Costa Rica, Our Lady of the Angels.”