24 Jun 2013

The Black Madonna Pilgrimage Train Starts its Journey Today

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The Black Madonna pilgrimage train starts its journey of four days today, which will take place from 24 to 28 June 2013. We visit Czestochowa, Krakow and the Basilica of Divine Mercy. The copy of the the St. Mary statue from Csíksomlyó will be sent with this pilgrimage train to Czestochowa, after the Mass which will be held at 17.00 in St. Stephen’s Basilica. We are delighted to participate in this special trip!

Spiritual leaders: bishops Dr. Beer Miklós, Katona István and Tamás József püspökök, Bátor Botond pálos t.főnök.
Main Guardian: Dr. Kövér László, President of the National Assembly of Hungary;
Guardians: Secretary of State Dr. Völner Pál, Polish Ambassador to Budapest, Roman Kowalski and Dr. Gyurcsik Iván Hungarian Ambassador in Warsaw.

Route: Vác, Parkany/Sturovo, Érsekújvár/Nové Zámky, Galant, Zsolna/Zilina, Zwardon/boundary, Katowice, Czestochowa.
During the trip spiritual programs will be held, public prayers and songs, and the main tourist attractions will be presented as well.

Here are some of the most important events of the pilgrimage program:

Monday, June 24
In St. Stephen’s Basilica, in the afternoon at 17.00 Bishop János Székely will hold a liturgy. After this the pilgrimage train will start its journey to take the copy of the St. Mary statue from Șumuleu Ciuc to Czestochowa.

Tuesday, June 25
We arrive in Czestochowa. Pauline monastery of Jasna Gora, Czestochowa – Walk up to the sanctuary. Entering the chapel where Bishop Miklós Beer with the priests will hold a special liturgy from 14.00.

Wednesday, June 26
Bishop József Tamás and the clergy will hold a festive liturgy at 11:00 am in the chapel. The copy of the statue of St. Mary from Șumuleu Ciuc will be presented as a gift within this ceremony.

Thursday, June 27
Bishop István Katona and the clergy will hold a sacred liturgy from 9.00 am in the Basilica of Divine Mercy in Krakow, celebrating King Szent László.