Portugal - Salesian Family Pilgrimage to Shrine of Mogofores
Mogofores, Portugal - October 2019 - On October 20, the XXXIII National Pilgrimage of the Salesian Family took place at the National Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians in Mogofores, with over 500 participants. The event began with morning prayer and the greeting of Fr Aníbal Mendonça, Superior of the Salesian Province of Portugal (POR), followed by the missionary testimonies of two past pupils and two animators of the SYM. Fr Sílvio Faria then spoke on missionary spirituality inspired by the "Evangelii Gaudium" of Pope Francis. After the Eucharistic celebration, the procession of pilgrims began with the statue of Our Lady Help of Christians along the city streets. Before Fr Mendonça's final message, emphasizing the importance of the mission in everyone's life, some members of ADMA and Salesian Cooperators renewed their apostolic commitment.