The word pilgrimage comes from “rosemary”, as it was designated to the people who went on pilgrimage to Rome. Later, the meaning spread and today a pilgrimage is the visit to a sanctuary of the Virgin Mary.
The May pilgrimage has a marked apostolic spirit. Saint Josemaría encouraged them to do it in the company of friends or relatives and take the opportunity to suggest a step forward in their Christian life. “Many conversions, many decisions of dedication to the service of God have been preceded by an encounter with Mary. Our Lady has fostered the desire to seek, has maternally activated the concerns of the soul, has made us aspire to a change, to a new life.
June 2023 – Pilgrimage Virgin of Fatima
On June 4, the town of Manilva throws itself into what is already its traditional pilgrimage that the neighbors carry out annually to the Hermitage of San Adolfo, in the Baños de la Hedionda.
Saturday June 3
- 10:30 a.m Holy Mass and blessing of the pilgrim in the Church of Santa Ana
Our Lady of Fatima will be transferred from the Church to the Hermitage of San Adolfo, accompanied by the Peña Caballista de Manilva and the Senderista Club “Los Kruos”.
Once there, the City Council of Manilva, like the Peña caballista, will make the traditional floral offering to the Virgin and then the Holy Rosary will be prayed inside the Hermitage.
That day, those who attend the pilgrimage will be able to taste, free of charge, the traditional country soup.
- 4:00 p.m. Performance of the group “At its point
- 5:00 p.m. Performance of the Body Expression Dance School of Jéssica Quiñones.
- 7:00 p.m. Performance of the group “Sonacai”
- 10:00 p.m. DJ
Sunday June 4
At 1:00 p.m., the Holy Romera Mass will take place in honor of Our Lady of Fátima, sung by the Choir of the Municipal School of Music of Manilva. During this day, the bar will prepare a paella for anyone who wants to eat at popular prices.
In the afternoon, there will be fried chocolate cakes. It should be noted that the bar counter will benefit the Brotherhood of Manilva.
Starting at four in the afternoon, the group “Compás Flamenco” will perform to end the Romeriá until the end of the afternoon.
Everyone gathers in the “Baños de la Hedionda” to enjoy a whole day in the countryside with good music and good people.