The Church of Transfiguration took the time to reflect on the Refugee Crisis with a Lampedusa Cross Refugee Pilgrimage Liturgy last month.
Last month parishioners of the Church of the Transfiguration, Kensal Rise, along with the Justice and Peace group and visitors from St Patrick’s, Neasden took the time to reflect on the refugee crisis with a Lampedusa Cross Liturgy Pilgrimage.
Those that attended the event described the pilgrimage as “beautiful and moving”, and spoke of how good it was to have some dedicated time to think about the situation of people seeking refuge in the world today. Around 25 parishioners partook in the pilgrimage, with four children and three young people who took part as well; the children had their own pilgrimage stations which brought to life some of the stories and situations.
Thank you to the parishioners of the Church of the Transfiguration for holding the pilgrimage in your parish.
You too can hold a Lampedusa Cross Pilgrimage in your parish, check out the resources on our website.
Take the time to reflect on the Refugee Crisis with this prayer:
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
(Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, A prayer for our earth)
Why not send a message of hope to the refugees who have been forced out by war, poverty and persecution, and live in uncertainty.