Follow Your Seminarians on Their Pilgrimage of Faith
Each spring, Sacred Heart’s first-year graduate seminarians make a four-week spiritual pilgrimage to either the Holy Land or to the holy shrines of Europe. This “Desert Formation Experience” is a unique and unrepeatable opportunity for seminarians to discern more deeply their sacred calling to the priesthood.
Each day, the pilgrims will celebrate Mass and pray for the Desert Formation Experience benefactors. They also will receive regular spiritual talks given by the formators. The men will grow to understand more profoundly how the priesthood is essentially a “pilgrimage of faith” they are being called to walk in union with Jesus and his Church. At Rome, the pilgrims will be blessed with an audience with Pope Francis and be given a tour of the Vatican Secretary of State’s office by former Sacred Heart faculty member Msgr. Daniel Gallagher, who now is assigned to the Vatican as a papal Latinist.
You can follow the pilgrims as they share their ongoing insights and experiences through their blog http://shms2013pilgrimage.wordpress.com/. You are invited to pray for them and share your encouragement on the site.