A Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage and Retreat will be held at Stella Maris on September 3rd & 4th, 2016.
This year, the Year of Mercy, we are arranging a special Pilgrimage and Retreat. All members of the Diocese are welcome to take part in the 2nd Diocesan Marian pilgrimage from St. Lawrence Church, Lohja to the Diocesan Centre of Stella Maris, Paksalo.
From areas other than Helsinki, please inform the organisers and arrange your own transportation. The price of the pilgrimage and the retreat is EUR40 per person, which includes bus transport from and to Helsinki, meals, accommodation and other programmes.
Cost of Pilgrimage: €40
Bank details: Studium Catholicum account
Nordea FI08 1819 3000 0003 59.
Contact and registration:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 040 414 5861
no later than August 21st, 2016
The Pilgrimage will be about 25 km on foot. During the hike we will stop for prayer and for picnic meals. We will arrive at Stella Maris at approximately 17:00 and will then have a time of devotion in front of the statue of Our Lady before dinner. The Retreat will start with meditation and a full night of adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Stella Maris Church.
On Sunday, after breakfast there will be spiritual talks given by Father Raimo, Father Gianni and Brother Leonard.
Finally, on Sunday evening we will return by bus to Helsinki.
If you are unable to join us in person, please consider sponsoring the Pilgrimage with a donation that would allow the participation of one or two people who otherwise could not afford to be with us.
The Pilgrimage and Retreat are organised by the Welcoming Team (which is based at the Studium Catholicum) and are supported by the Diocese of Helsinki, St. Henry’s Parish, St. Mary’s Parish, Stella Maris and Caritas Finland.