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 Thomas will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in April 2023.

Fr David will be leading a pilgrimage to Italy in October 2022