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From Brazil to the Holy Land... Next stop? St. Peter's Square!

2014-02-23

Ivan and Marisa are celebrating. Ten years ago they realized they had to help the Church and started organizing pilgrimages to the Holy Land. 

It is not as easy as it may look: they live in the southern city Caixas do Sul of Brazil. They decided to change they're lastest trip and celebrate their anniversary close to Pope Francis.

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"We have spent eights days in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Now we came here to receive the blessing of Pope Francis, and finish our trip in the best possible way.” 

They also organize pilgrimages to the shrine of Our Lady of fatima and Lourdes, Paris and even Santiago de Compostela, in Spain.

They usually take groups of 25 pilgrims, but are happy to say that journey after journey, more and more people join them. Never mind how many times they've visisted, they always returned touched from Holy Land. 

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"We are always delighted with the ceremonies where you renew the promises of the Baptism that take place in the Jordan river. Or the renewal of the marriage vows in Cannah. It is one of the most exciting moments in the whole pilgrimage.”

They will be back home to Brazil soon, but they won't have time to miss Rome: they're planning to visit Saint Peter's again in September.


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