Pilgrimage of the Divine Eternal Father of 2013
In 2013, following the proposal of the Year of Faith, the theme of the Pilgrimage was “Eternal Father, I believe in You”. During the nine days of preparation for the great Feast, pilgrims crowded the Sanctuary Basilica and also the Mother Church day and night. From all corners of the country, devotees came by foot from the Pilgrims Highway or even in horses, buses and bikes. In bullock carts, entire families spent days on the road to Trindade.
The Pilgrimage of the Divine Eternal Father this year came to an end with very positive numbers and exceeding expectations. According to an official survey of the the Military Police, nearly 2.7 million people visited the Capital of the Faith during the ten-day festival, which is the largest in the Midwest region of Brazil and one of the largest in the country.