Bahia, Salvador, Brazil (Thursday, March 22, 2019, Gaudium Press) Next Sunday, March 24, the Archdiocese of Salvador will hold the 34th edition of the Penitential Walk, an annual event held on the third Sunday of Lent. This year, the walk will begin in three different places: in the Basilica of Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia, in the São Vicente de Paulo Church and in the parish of Nossa Senhora dos Mares.
The Penitential Walk will begin at 6:30 am with a Mass presided over by the Archbishop of Salvador and Primate of Brazil, Bishop Murilo Krieger, in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Conception of Praia. At the same time there will be another Mass, which will be celebrated by Father Sérgio Ricardo in the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul. Dom Estevam dos Santos Silva Filho, Auxiliary Bishop of Salvador, will celebrate a Mass in the parish of Our Lady of the Seas at 7:30 am.
After the Masses, the faithful of Conceição da Praia and of São Vicente de Paul will participate in a walk to the Parish of Our Lady of the Seas, where they will meet and continue together until the Basilica Sanctuary of Senhor Bom Jesus do Bonfim. The eight kilometers of course will be accompanied by two crosses, each six meters long and three meters wide.
According to the coordinator of the Archdiocesan Commission for Events of the Archdiocese of Salvador, Father Valter Ruy, the Penitential Walk is the public manifestation of the people of God, who will join his pastor, Monsignor Murilo Krieger, with one voice, one wish , leave the lap of the Mother to go to the arms of the Son.
“It is a good time, in which we manifest our great love to the heart of the Son of God, who is Jesus Christ, asking Him for His help, the grace of conversion, singing to Him our praises, and asking Him to give us His grace and His blessing, “he said.