On Monday, October 31, Seton School took a pilgrimage for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. We traveled by bus to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, where we passed through the Holy Doors to gain the Jubilee indulgence. We also had a guided tour of the upper church, had the opportunity for confession, individually toured the lower church, and attended 12:10 Mass at Crypt Church.
In Misericordiae Vultus, the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis stated, “The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim travelling along the road, making his way to the desired destination. Similarly, to reach the Holy Door in Rome or in any other place in the world, everyone, each according to his or her ability, will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. May pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion: by 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.”
What a grace-filled day!