An Encounter with Mother Church and the Holy Saints in
ROME & EASTERN EUROPE
26 SEPTEMBER - 13 OCTOBER 2016
Dear Pilgrims to Rome & Eastern Europe,
Greetings of peace and joy to you in our Lord Jesus Christ!
It has been almost a month since we completed our sacred journey to Rome & Eastern Europe. I deeply apologise for the delay in this final instalment in our post-pilgrimage correspondence. While not forgetting to deliver all that we had promised after the pilgrimage, videos, photographs and all, there was also a lot of work to catch up on upon our return.
I am sure most of you, if not all, will remember this pilgrimage for a long time to come. As I have informed you from the first day of our pilgrimage at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, this might perhaps be the most challenging pilgrimage you have made and will ever make in your life (perhaps with the exception of the Compostela journey, which someone of my shape fears to attempt). But what continues to amaze me as I reflect on this journey we’ve made together, is how each one of you responded to all those challenging moments with such grace and tenacity. You made it a truly holy pilgrimage, not just a religious tour for consumeristic tourists.
I’m sure many of you returned from this pilgrimage only to be greeted by old problems and challenges that you left behind as you left for the pilgrimage. My sincere hope and prayer for you is that this trip has strengthened you to carry your crosses, deepen your dependence on God’s strength, and heightened your resolve to joyfully bear all circumstances in life for the greater glory of God (and your own salvation!).
So here we are! In this webpage, are the group photographs we’ve taken, made available to you in high resolution as promised, and also the video footages for you to view and to share generously with all your loved ones and friends.
Our journey has not ended. We continue to pray for you each day, for all the intentions that you have submitted throughout the pilgrimage. Do keep in touch with us.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all, now and always.
Yours most sincerely,
Deacon Sherman Kuek OFS
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