3/23/2012

Pilgrimage to Hope: Pope Benedict XVI comes to America

The great gift is that we have tickets "area A" to get into a good place and attend Mass on Sunday 25 that Pope Benedict XVI will preside.

How? Truly a providential series of events from Tuesday until today.


On Monday we had only the promise of a bed in a house. And no ticket. On Tuesday, some friends got us 2 tickets to "Area C". At this point seriously thought about go, as we were required to arrive at 10 pm Saturday. Honestly, I did not have any craving for sleep in the open field. On Wednesday, some friends gave us 6 tickets "Area B" that do not required to sleep there. This fact that made my heart to move even though many other obstacles as leaving children at home. And finally on Friday, my husband spoke with a priest friend who works at the episcopal conference and we have 4 tickets "area A" in our hands!


So, we will go!


Tomorrow morning we will leave by car, with another couple who we invitedWe are going to leave Mexico City toward city of León, where the Pope arrived today at 16:14 local time.


We hope to arrive by 8 pm and stay in homes of people who do not know,but who generously offered us a room. We're supposed to be in the park where the celebration will be, at 6:00 am Sunday. 


We do not know whether it will open the road or have to walk a few kilometers. Surely the road will be full of buses of pilgrims. We do not know how many hours are on the way.

So are the real pilgrimages!


We are excited, we will meet with the Vicar of Christ!!


I'll be praying for the intentions of the blogging community. Specially for my dear Prayer Buddy for this Lent. And as well for Lena, and AMTTBAM. 



However, if any of you want to leave specific intentions, I will present them with great affection at mass. 
My email is begrobayoATgm.ail.com

9 comments:

  1. I left an intention with AMTRBM, but it can't hurt to ask you too!

    Could you please bring our intention that we will finally conceive.

    Thank you so much for bringing our intentions!!!

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    1. Done JellyBelly! When I was under the morning sun, with my feet hurting after a very long walk and without a chair, but right in front of the altar, my heart was thinking about you. I offered and asked to Our Mercy Lord that he gives you health to become pregnant, carry a baby in your belly and raise him or her with courage and joy. God bless you!

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  2. Thank you, thank you. How dear of you.

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  3. Please pray for me that I can discover God's next steps for me! Muchas gracias!

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    1. Lianna. We did a long way toward the city where the Pope stayed. León is the name. Is right in the middle of Mexico. We started the road at 12 AM and we arrived almost 7PM due to roads closed and traffic. When we arrived we had a dinner with friends and ran to the streets that were like rivers of people cheering, shouting, clapping when His Holiness Benedict XVI traveled through the places he went. To be there has been a present! I felt so thankful and offered that joy as well the traveling and obstacles we had, praying for you and intentions. I know that you will discover, as we did, the presents he has prepared for you!

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  4. What an amazing opportunity for you! Can you pray for me and my husband to be able to conceive and give birth to a healthy baby? Thank you and God Bless!

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    1. Indeed it has been amazing. Later I will post some photos, trying to explain such great opportunity it has been. We prayed the Rosary several times. In the road, where we were waiting among almost 5,000 persons for a place in the auto car to be taken near the park the Mass was going to take place. We started at 3:45 sunday morning! I shared with my husband and friends that I was praying for the blogging community and they united their prayers to mine, with this intentions. So, I am sure your miracle will happen. We need to keep faith!

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  5. Hi! Just to let you know b the author of this blog is right now in the front row of the papal mass praying for your intentions =)

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