October 1, 2018 -- Day 1
23 Pilgrims depart for Germany.
May God bless Amy Lucero and Dcn John Sutton for all their help and guidance with this blog. I would be lost without them.
“To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history.“To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendour and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who believe. –Benedict XVI
A Prayer for World Peace
Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right. May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred. We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a new world where fear shall no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others. Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the inspiration and the power to fulfill the destiny for which we and all men were created. Amen