The Toronto Oratory continues the ancient Christian custom of making pilgrimages to the places sanctified by the life of Christ and the saints. Pilgrimages evoke the Church’s earthly journey toward the heavenly Jerusalem and are special occasions for renewal in prayer. Pilgrims undertake these journeys for many reasons: to honour Christ and the saints, to ask for spiritual favours or physical cures, to give thanks for some favour received, or to do penance for past sins. Over the years, several Fathers of the Oratory have led very successful pilgrimages to holy sites in Portugal, Spain, France, England, Italy, Sicily, and the Holy Land.
Fr. Martin Hilbert of the Oratory will lead a pilgrimage to see the Oberammergau Passion Play, travelling additionally to the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. This will fun from May 30 – June 11, 2022. For details and an application form, click here.
Fr. David Roche of the Oratory will lead a pilgrimage to the Italy, visting Padua, Venice, Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Rome. This will run from April 25 – May 5, 2022. For details and an application form, click here.