"XX Walking Pilgrimage to Vilnius
Approximately one thousand people marched in the twentieth walking
pilgrimage from Suwalki ( Podlasie ) to the Gate of Dawn (Ostra Brama) in
Vilnius, Lithuania . In place can be reached on July 24 .
Pilgrims came after Mass . celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Mercy in
As head of the pilgrimage , said Father Thomas Pełszyk , it involves people
who are going in the personal intentions, as well as pilgrims who want to
overcome their weaknesses. - Pilgrimage to help develop spiritually - he
In this year's pilgrimage under the slogan "Let us be witnesses to love, "
the pilgrims take part in various Polish cities , as well as pilgrims from
Lithuania , Ukraine, Russia and those from Denmark, Germany , and even the
They are of all ages. - Children , some young and very many adults , the
oldest is 82 years - said Fr. Pełszyk .
Pilgrims have to pass about 270 kilometers. Daily distances will climb from
10 up to 35 kilometers. The description of the pilgrimage routes that exceed
the limit of pilgrims on Saturday. To reach the Gates of Dawn 24 July ,
there will then attend the celebration . To Suwalki return July 26."
Rest Period in Dojlidy
Last Lap - Reaching Ostra Brama (Gate of Dawn) - the Chapel of the Blessed
Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy