PILGRIMAGE TO THE HILL OF BEAKER 2019
Written by Fray Daniel Iván Pérez Rico OFM Cap.
The pilgrimage to the so-called cerro del cubilete in the municipality of Silao in Guanajuato State, was an experience of grace for us as Capuchin friars to participate in it. We watched how the youth of different status of the republic were filled with joy and enthusiasm. Some were singing, praying the Holy Rosary or others were praying the chaplet of divine mercy, among other expressions of faith, this helped us see how the Lord is manifesting in our church, in particular in the teenagers, who offered their life and projects to the Lord.
Another moment of grace in this pilgrimage, was the participation in Mass almost arriving where you will find the Cristo Rey. It was a moment where the faith of the youth blazed in the presence of the Lord, in which the Archbishop of León, invited the youth to work for the Kingdom of heaven in each of their activities and environments, being sent and empowered by the Holy Spirit. It was an experience full of faith, which culminated at the top of the hill, at the foot of Cristo Rey, where thousands of young people offered their prayers to the Lord.
We are blessed by the Lord to allow us to participate in this experience of faith, where no doubt were partakers of the mercy of God to his people.