“After the March pilgrimage Angela and Brian wrote: “We both enjoyed the afternoon of the Pilgrimage of Mercy – it was like an oasis of peace and calm in this busy, noisy world. The music and readings were very soothing and restful – it was lovely to take ‘time out’ and think spiritual thoughts.”
Four young women, members of the Sion Community for Evangelisation made a Five Day Retreat at St. Mary’s. During their time here they experienced the Mercy Pilgrimage. Here are their comments:
“It was a real privilege to be able to walk through the door of Mercy at the Convent. I led our group through the door. We were all journeying into the heart of a merciful God.” (Morgan Mitchell)
“The most powerful part for me was sitting in Blessed Dominic Barberi’s Chair where he heard lots of confessions. I was touched and brought my own burdens to God in the same way these people did”. (Milagros Perez)
“My experience of the pilgrimage was made so much more prayerful when sitting in Blessed Dominic’s Chair. I had a real sense of the Heart of God which uplifted me”.
“Walking through the door of mercy really made me aware of leaving my burdens behind to walk into the presence of God as we slowly went through the pilgrimage stations. I was constantly reminded of how God welcomes us closer to Him without carrying our burdens.” (Anicka Schnurmacher)