What a fulfilling day!!!! The BFFs were pilgrims yesterday and visited the 5 Holy Doors of Mercy. A different kind of Halloween where your treats are the blessings God gives in every door.
The whole time we kept saying “We are so happy” “What a nice day” ??
We are so lucky to be alive while Pope Francis is Pope.
We have been planning this for months and finally decided on a date. We started at 730am and finished at 4pm with lunch ( 1 1/2 hours) in between. We stayed 40 minutes to 1 hour per door. You can finish it probably in half a day if no traffic and just bring food in the car. You still have til November 12 to visit the Holy Doors of Mercy #HolyDoorofMercy #PopeFrancis #HolyDoorsofMercy #H2HGroups #H2HBFFs
There are many Holy Doors but the Archdiocese of Manila is the only one that has the passport and has 5 churches included. This is what we did as our pilgrimage We sort of made an itinerary as a guide. We got hungry after the 3rd church so we had lunch so we do not get dizzy and rush had we gone ahead to the other churches
Reminder from Luzanne!!
Meeting place Starbucks 6750 Thanks to Det we carpooled with her and used her van A desk in every church to get your passport and have it stamped There are many kinds of donation boxes all over the churches And Jesus says : I am the DOOR, anyone who enters through me will be saved.” John 10:9 Each church has a guideline on what to do in every church How efficient! There are many groups doing the pilgrimage – it so much fun to do it as a group and pray together. They all had matching t-shirts! I told the girls that we should have had a uniform haha!! From my friend, Yvonne – “The souls in purgatory need our prayers to be freed and go to heaven. When we cross the Holy Door, we can save 1 soul and when they go to heaven they will intercede for us ”
Our favorite church because it is very old and so beautiful inside and the cemetery and courtyard is also so nice! We stayed the longest here and in the Manila Cathedral Beautiful courtyard! We go to this church atleast once a year and we never knew there was a cross in the courtyard. It’s beautiful Petitions Photo Opportunity with Pope Francis who we love
Some Holy Doors have already begun to close so please call the church to before you make your visit. All Holy Doors will be closed before the Pope officially closes the Year of Mercy on November 20, 2016. As always, please check with the pilgrimage site directly for details before finalizing your plans. If you have a…