"Six Apparitions, Six Pilgrimages"
The Rising way, Tomar-Fatima, August 18 and 19, 2017
Fourth of the six pilgrimages of the project, this time for the celebrations of the Centenary of the fourth apparition of NSRF.
A small pilgrimage, of little more than 30 kilometers, beginning in Tomar next to the Church of St. John the Baptist. The arrival at Fatima, was through Aljustrel, with passage through the Valinhos (place of the 4th apparition on August 19, 1917), ending the pilgrimage in the Cova da Iria in the Sanctuary, next to the Centenary Arch.
Thank you very much Maria Antonia, Margarida O., Julie, Ana M., Ana L., Margarida F., José, Jorge, Pedro, Luis and Ricardo, for allowing me to make way to your side.
For the courage to face the ascents, the stones of the Way, the sun and the high temperatures.
With Faith, with Strength, celebrating Life and praying and asking for Peace for family, friends, colleagues, and for this Portugal and this world broken up between attacks, fires and other absurdities.
Special congratulations to the two smaller pilgrims, who, like little shepherds walking the trails towards the Cova de Iria, gave us strength and encouragement, with their example and joy.
Thank you very much to the INFARMED Club for the support in the organization and logistics.
Many thanks to the hospitable people of Our Lady of Grace Shelter (Albergue de Nossa Senhora das Graças) in Fungalvaz who welcomed us, once again, making us feel at home.
Many thanks to the Association of Friends of the Ways of Fatima (AACF), who travels the Rising way perceives the demanding and meritorious work of AACF.
Many thanks to Rodrigo and Father Rui for the reception, prayer and blessing with which they honored us on the arrival at Fatima.
Many thanks to the Humanities Association for the support and motivation. The donations collected (1 Km = 1 €) will be delivered to this so worthy Association that helps so many young mothers.