A Jouyous Pilgrimage: Our Lady of the Cape Journey from Calgary to Tsuut'ina Nation
On May 6, the 2nd annual Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrimage took place attended by 60 pilgrims. A strong sense of devotion and unity marked the event. The day began with a beautiful reflection delivered by Fr. Daniel Wilson, LC, at the serene St. Thomas More Chapel.
Filled with anticipation, we gathered to form a human rosary at the rotunda at St. Thomas More Hall, symbolizing our deep connection with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our first stop along the pilgrimage route was the Glen Eagle Casino, where we paused to offer prayers and seek blessings. We continued to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Once there we were welcome by the sounds of the drums.
The highlight of the day was when once again, we gathered inside the church in to form a human rosary followed by Mass led by Fr. Daniel Wilson, LC. The solemnity and reverence of the Mass uplifted our spirits and strengthened our faith. Following the Mass, we gathered together for snacks, sharing laughter and fellowship, grateful for the blessings bestowed upon us during this pilgrimage.
As we reached the conclusion of our journey, we were greeted by heartfelt words of gratitude from Regina.
We cannot express enough gratitude to Kathy Wang and her dedicated team for graciously hosting this annual pilgrimage, creating an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality that made the day memorable.
Throughout the pilgrimage, we experienced moments of rain, but miraculously, just when we needed it most, the sun emerged from behind the clouds, casting its golden rays upon us. It served as a tangible reminder that, even in the midst of challenges, Mary's love and guidance are always present, bringing forth hope and light.
The 2nd annual Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrimage was a testament to the power of faith, unity, and devotion. It deepened our connection with God and Our Lady, and left us with cherished memories and renewed spirits. We look forward to future pilgrimages as we continue to grow in our Catholic faith and share the blessings of Our Lady's intercession with the world.
Written by Natasha Sorobey