Pope Francis in the Extraordinary Jubilee Indiction Bull at the n. 14 address in this way to all the believers in the world with the invitation to become pilgrims, merciful like the Father: “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 travelling along the road, making his way to the desired destination… May pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion: by crossing the threshold of the Holy Door, we will find the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us.”
The pilgrimage is the metaphor of the life, is a route, an interior way, a radical decision abandoning all usual habits, a breaking of the normal running time, therefore an irreversible breaking. The pilgrim yearns surely for a place, for a goal, but has no hurry to reach it. For him the route is not an obstacle, an impediment, but the true sense of life.
The time of the route, the time of the rest during the route is the discovery of a different and new approach to the reality, an authentic cultural choice to help people to interiorize a time and a space that seem to no longer belong to human being.
The pilgrimage is a privileged occasion for every person or Christian to become able to “take a rest in the route of the life”. We will promote the meeting with art, history, culture, nature, religions in each itinerary, but specially the meeting with ourselves and with God to be educated in listening, dialogue, respect for the other identities, sharing, love and peace.
Mons. Liberio Andreatta
In the heart of the Eternal City to discover the landmarks, symbols of Christianity, and the memories of great witnesses of Faith.
Pope Francis invite us to cross in humility and faith the Holy Doors of Mercy and Forgiveness in Rome.
Nel gruppo c'era anche lei: una donna. Una donna con tutta la sua storia. A qualcuno della comitiva confidò quel cruccio che le albergava nel cuore: la storia di un amore fratturato, la sorpresa di un nuovo incontro, il cuore che le torna a battere. “La sua situazione è irregolare, signora. Non può più accostarsi ai sacramenti”...
Il pellegrinaggio in Terra Santa è stato per noi davvero un'esperienza eccezionale, unica ed intensa. La visita al lago di Tiberiade, ci ha commosso profondamente, lì con gli occhi della Fede, Gesù era veramente presente sula riva del lago.