Dear Pilgrims to the Holy Land,
Greetings of peace and joy to you in our Lord Jesus Christ!
I deeply apologise for the long delay in getting back to you since we completed our sacred journey to the Holy Land. We have been tremendously busy over the Advent and Christmas seasons.
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 promises to be a somewhat life-changing trip. It quite radically changes the way we look at our faith. At life even.
But what continues to amaze me as I reflect on this journey we’ve made together, is how all of you were such joyful pilgrims throughout the trip. Not only that, you were also very patient and prayerful. You made it a truly holy pilgrimage, not just a religious tour for consumeristic tourists. What touched me in a particular way was the concern and consideration that all of you demonstrated for the more elderly pilgrims traveling with us. The witness of friendship among the pilgrims was simply beautiful!
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 footage 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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