Walk to Mercy
When: Saturday, September 24
Time: 7:00 AM
From: Dallas City Sacred Heart Church, 80 W 5th St. Dallas City, IL
To: Sts. Peter and Paul, 170 N. Wells St., Nauvoo, IL
Distance: 17 miles
We are called, each and every one of us, to pilgrimage.
In this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, one of the central components is that
the Holy Doors throughout the world are opened during this Jubilee year, ending
November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the
Universe. Pope Francis has called us to pilgrimage to a Holy Door, and each
diocese was given the opportunity to open a Door of Mercy. All members of the
faithful now have opportunity to make a pilgrimage to their local Holy Door during
the Jubilee. Bishop Jenky established Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo as a
Pilgrimage Church. The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy
Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. The Holy
Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will
experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instills hope. This walking
pilgrimage will be a journey of walking closer with God and discovering moments
of grace and spiritual renewal. Holy Doors are symbols of God’s mercy, open to
welcome everyone into the compassion of God’s love that Christ proclaimed.
All are welcome to join us on the Walking Pilgrimage to the Holy Door.
Starting time is 7am. All pilgrims are responsible for their own food and drink.
Under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Upon crossing the threshold of the
Holy Door, we will find the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate
ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us.
Written by: Lauren Ragone