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Pilgrimage pray

Shayal Devi
Saturday, April 19, 2014

ABOUT 100 Catholic youths from the Western Division participated in an annual crosswalk pilgrimage of prayer and personal sacrifice to commemorate Good Friday yesterday.

And according to western region cross pilgrimage support group leader Tukini Cama, the journey was made to remember the pain and torment that Jesus Christ suffered for mankind.

"This is where they follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ through meditation on the 14 stations of Christ's passion and that is marked on Good Friday," he said.

"The vigil mass on Easter Saturday also culminates with Resurrection Sunday where we celebrate Jesus Christ having risen from the dead as noted in the Bible and passed down through Catholic tradition."

Mr Cama said this was the teaching passed down since the early church which was headed by the Apostles.

Hundreds of believers joined the youths on their faith journey from Rakiraki to the Nadi Ashram, a meditation centre located halfway to Sigatoka. "We were also joined by our brothers and sisters from the central/eastern region of Fiji."

He said the Catholic Church in Fiji was divided into the northern, central and eastern and western.

"We hope these young pilgrims will contribute to the pastoral life and the work of spreading Jesus Christ's message in the church and in the world."

The pilgrimage started last Saturday.

"The theme for our cross pilgrimage is 'Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven' and it is taken out of the Holy Bible from Matthew 5:3."





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