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“To go on pilgrimage is to feel called and compelled to journey together, asking the Lord for the grace to change past and present resentments and mistrust into new opportunities for fellowship. It means leaving behind our security and comfort and setting out for a new land that the Lord wants to give us. To go on pilgrimage means daring to discover and communicate the “mystique” of living together, and not being afraid to mingle, to embrace and to support one another.”


“The Lord does not disappoint those who take a risk. Let us journey, then, and journey together, allowing the Gospel to be the leaven that permeates everything and fills our peoples with the joy of salvation.”


Pope Francis


MARY’S ROUTE establishes a link between the cultural centres and religious and spiritual sites of Central Eastern Europe with a cultural footpath and bicycle path, hence making a shared programme of religious tourism in 8 countries of the Central Eastern European region. Mary’s Route is explicitly a network.