Why would 500 teens walk 25 km uphill?
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We kicked off on Friday with mass in the plaza in Tingo de Ponaza
I took a turn on guitar to animate all of the youth during the pilgrimage walk!
The arrival into Shamboyacu!!!
Everyone arrived to the church for a time of prayer!!!
There was a concert each night for the youth which was full of high-energy praise and worship!
The final night was capped off with fireworks, Peruvian style on a "castillo" or castle!
Throughout the pilgrimage, there was much time for prayer and contemplation. There were many priests available (thanks to 2 additional Spanish priests visiting from Spain and additional priests from other parishes) to hear confessions. In addition, there was a great group of college students from Moyobamba that gave talks on Fatima and also lead small discussion groups during the pilgrimage. I encourage each of you to go on a pilgrimage and to learn more about the history of pilgrimages and to find out about a few near you, click on this link: http://catholicism.org/catholic-pilgrimage-a-spiritual-journey.html