About the Mission Tour
Mary’s Mission Tour across the Philippines 2000 km
“Viva Gesu! Benedetto sio Dio e Maria!” (Blessed be Jesus! Blessed be God and Mary!)
From October 28, 2016 to 31 July, 2017 the Society of Saint Pius X is organising a pilgrimage throughout the Philippines. It is called “MARY’S MISSION TOUR” – a 2000 km (1,200 mile) walk with the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima in which Pilgrim Virgin Walkers strive to spread devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary throughout the world! It’s Fatima continued – souls called to conversion and to sanctification – through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Pilgrimage starts October 28, 2016. Pilgrims will go from south of the Philippines (city: Marbel in Mindanao Island) to north of the Philippines (city: La Trinidad in Luzon Island). Pilgrims may join a different route sections. Pilgrimage will finish July 31, 2017.
“For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even until that day in which Noah entered into the ark, and they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.” Mtt 24:38
And it is true today. The run of events related in TV and newspapers, on Facebook and websites, provide an endless stream of data showing a world tending downwards uncontrollably. And yet while many notice the downward trend, few consider the reasons, few care for the remedy.
Foreseeing the terrible crisis in which the Church would turn its back on God’s law, Dogma, Catholic discipline and Tradition, God sent the Virgin Mary to Fatima in 1917. By this prophetic event, symbolized in Apocalypse Chapter 12, Mary shows herself as the woman clothed with the Sun to do battle with Lucifer. The chosen date of 1917 clearly states her intention to fight Protestantism founded in 1517, Freemasonry founded in 1717, and Bolshevik Communism founded in 1917. As we stand on the verge of 2017, the centenary of Fatima gives us pause and reanimates our hopes and desires to labor effectively for the most certain Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Fatima is really Mary’s Mission. Sent by God to establish in the world devotion to Her Immaculate Heart, Mary shows the power of God’s Justice in the reality of Hell and the absolute necessity of real penance that fructifies in Charity and good works. She repeats it incessantly to us: “To save sinners from Hell, God wants to establish in the world reparatory Devotion to My Immaculate Heart.” And so she requested this prayer to be added to each Decade: “O My Jesus, save US from the fires of HELL, lead ALL souls to Heaven, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN MOST NEED OF THY MERCY.”
To see a worsening world is to see “souls falling into hell like snowflakes”. Only the coldest of hearts can stand by and do nothing. But this is Mary’s Mission – she calls us to prayer and sacrifice in a spirit of reparation to save our own souls and the souls of the most hardened sinners!
But this appeal must be made to men individually, personally, ardently, and frequently. People just can’t hear over the noise of the traffic, cell phones and computer buzz. And yet, when we try to do so on our own, often this is ineffective. But, with Our Lady, yes, with her, as her servant, under her real gaze and directing all to her, yes, it’s possible!
This is the concept of Mary’s Mission Tour – she is the one who desires to go out into the whole world, in obedience to Her Son’s wish to prepare souls for Mercy, before the hand of His Justice has to fall! And yet, it is the law of the King, no grace will be given to souls without their accepting it, and no Grace will be given to souls without servants to distribute it. Mary is no exception to this law of the Kingdom of Heaven. She needs servants to bring her message to mankind, concretely, to every man in every place. She is ready to go… but she cannot go without us!
Mary’s Mission Tour requires teams of Pilgrim Virgin Walkers to accompany, honour, and guard the Pilgrim Virgin Statue during the tour. During the walking portions of the Pilgrimage, Pilgrim Virgin Walkers will give Catechism in explanation of the Scapular, Rosary, Miraculous Medal, and flyers on Fatima. At the evening stops, they will also carry out this apostolate as occasion offers, always seeking to enable the warmth of Our Lady’s charity to penetrate the hearts of all her children. Periodically, at certain places, Mary’s Mission Conferences, Masses and other activities will take place in order to fulfill the goals of Mary’s Mission. Pilgrim Virgin Walker volunteers must enter into the spirit of reparation and fully understand that this pilgrimage is not a paid vacation. Each Pilgrim Virgin Walker is responsible for his own food and equipment.
This great Mission of Our Lady of Fatima is open to all and seeks to bring all men to God through Mary. However, such a great spiritual work requires many prayers and sacrifices and so in this way, Mary’s servants who are unable to participate physically in this great Mission of Mary, can help enormously by their prayers and sacrifices for the conversion of sinners and for their sanctification.
For those who would like to participate in the walking portions of this long Pilgrimage, they are invited to refer to the website for the Calendar and for the contact numbers of the competent personnel in charge of the PVW teams who are walking in the geographical areas of the Pilgrim Virgin’s presence.
Long live the Hearts of Jesus and Mary! Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you, save souls!
Mission Tour Route