The "Come Holy Spirit Pilgrimage-Retreat" is the 15th Annual Pilgrimage with Father Manny Fernandez
and it kicked off in St Mang Basilica
,Füssen on Monday 9th June 2008.
ather Emmanuel Fernandez
,Parish Priest of St Stephan
in Berwick,LA,USA, celebrated Mass in English for the Pilgrims.
sermon at the opening Mass of the European Pilgrimage,Father Fernandez
told those present that the success of the Pilgrimage depends on everyone on it.Prayer is so important.
t is wonderful to start the day with Holy Mass.He explained the importance of community prayers and also how praying alone in quiet prayer helps to build up the soul."It makes you stronger,more peaceful and happy"he
e also urged all to go at least once to confession during their time together."Be poor in spirit as the gospel tells us,Live simply and share with others"was his
message to all.
Father Emmanuel Fernandez
ather Fernandez is the Spiritual Director of the Pilgrimage
REV. EMMANUEL FERNANDEZ,
ST. JOHN CHURCH
18534 LA HWY 689 (HENRY)
ERATH, LA 70533