Girls' get-together to prepare for the pilgrimage to Fatima, in Macael, Almería (Spain), October 20th, 2013.
On October 20th, we had the first get-together of the school year in the "house on the hill" with the girls that are preparing to go to the pilgrimage to Fatima.
We began by dedicating the day to Our Blessed Mother, the Virgin, with the daily offering and some short points of meditation for reflection in the chapel. We asked Our Lady to help us have a good disposition during the pilgrimage.
Then we went to the kitchen to make funnel cakes. Each one had its own particular shape, but with some sugar and chocolate they were delicious, as the girls said when we ate them for snack.
Afterwards it was time for lunch. Each one had brought some food to share with the others, and we put it all together to have a buffet-style lunch. We saw some images of the Shrine of Fatima.
After dessert we played a game with trials and questions, "Reach Fatima". After much laughter and excitement the girls were able to reach the goal.
We also had a time for songs and afterwards came the time to think. We watched a video and then had a discussion about true love. We reflected a lot on this topic that is so needed now.
We finished the day off in the chapel with a short time of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament exposed with songs and points of meditation, entrusting to the Lord our lives and asking Him that we may experience true love. It was a full day in every way.
We ask for your prayers so that the pilgrimage may give the fruit that Our Blessed Mother wishes and so that the girls may go with an heart open to the Lord.