Pilgrimage to Czestochowa shrine proclaims faith

R RLast Updated: August 18th, 2014Poland

10(CNA/EWTN News).- Last weekend, thousands of pilgrims walked more than 30 miles from a Chicago parish to an Indiana shrine dedicated to the famed Marian icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, revered by Poles and Polish-Americans.

“The pilgrimage makes it possible to express faith, experience community, make penance, ask for graces, pray for peace and, through the Mother of Jesus, show to God our gratitude and thankfulness,” Father Jozef Zuziak, a co-founder of the pilgrimage, told CNA Aug. 14.

The 80-year-old Salvatorian priest said the Aug. 9-10 pilgrimage aimed to put the new evangelization into practice.

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