Holy Door Pilgrimage Sites in Singapore

January 27, 2016 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

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In the Archdiocese of Singapore, one church in each district is designated as a pilgrimage destination during the Year of Mercy. Make a personal visit to one of the Pilgrim Churches today. You can choose to gather a few friends or make a individual trip to spend some time in prayer to encounter God.

City District – Church of the Sacred Heart
Serangoon District – Church of St Vincent de Paul
North District – Church of the Risen Christ
East District – Church of Divine Mercy
West District – Church of the Holy Cross

Spiritual Background and Meaning

Pope Francis invites us all to contemplate the concept of a Holy Door, “a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instills hope.”

Jesus said “Truly, I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10: 7-10

In our lives we go through doors to reach spaces where we can encounter God and his love and abundant mercy. So then, it behooves us to emerge through those doors to bring the same mercy to others especially those who are most in need.

In the Archdiocese of Singapore, we have designated churches where everyone can make a pilgrimage, a holy journey, seeking, remembering, and receiving God’s mercy.

“The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim travelling along the road, making his way to the desired destination. Similarly, to reach the Holy Door in Rome or in any other place in the world, everyone, each according to his or her ability, will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. May pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion: by crossing the threshold of the Holy Door, we will find the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us.”

Excerpts are from Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus

Retrieved from http://www.catholic.org.sg/events/jubilee-of-mercy/holy-doors-mercy/

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