FAMILY PILGRIMAGE WITH MARY
Every year, in the month of May, the Centre for Marriage and Family together with the Legion of Mary organise a Family Pilgrimage with Mary to pray for the needs of families. A contingent of families set out on a pilgrimage visiting sacred sites in the North Island associated with the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The first Family Pilgrimage with Mary began in 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother to three shepherd children — Lucia do Santos, and Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto at Fatima, Portugal , during the height of World War I. In these apparitions, the Blessed Mother revealed herself as the Lady of the Rosary and gave them a message of hope to pray the rosary and to offer sacrifices for peace in the world.
The scripture that serves as an inspiration for the Family Pilgrimage is the Wedding at Cana from the Gospel of John, where Jesus turned water into wine for the newly married couple at the request of His mother---though his “hour” had not yet come (John 2:1-12). It shows the powerful intercession of our Blessed Mother and her maternal care for families.
The following intentions are offered during the pilgrimage: (1) For Men and women and young people to discover their true identity and dignity in Christ; (2) For human life to be respected from conception up to natural death; (3) For an increase in marriage, priestly and religious vocations; (4) For love and unity in the family, and for an increase in the number of Christian families living and passing on the Christian faith; and (5) For support for the weak, the elderly and those marginalised in society.
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Hiruharama) in honour of St. Joseph
This event has been cancelled as St Joseph’s Church and the Convent have been closed to all visitors until further notice due to Covid.
Click here for a copy of the programme.
Please pay the Registration fee for your accommodation and food for the Pilgrimage (Dinner on November 27 & Breakfast on November 28) by direct credit to the CMF account: 06-0513-0345186-10. Kindly use your name as the reference.
To make a Koha, click on Donate Now. We appreciate any donation to help us advance the mission of the Centre to build up the family as a community of life and love.
Stephen Garlick 027 243 5119
Lucia Aiga 021 022 89544