Pilgrimage of the Divine Eternal Father of 2014
With the theme “We are the Family of the Eternal Father”, the festival in 2014 gathered 2.8 million people during the ten days of programming in Trindade (GO). Altogether, there were 115 masses, 45 novenas, 11 processions and 30 prayers of the rosary, and dawns, vigils, hundreds of thousands of baptisms and confessions.
On foot, in excursions, by cars, buses, bicycles, horses and bullock carts, the pilgrims went through great paths to reach the Home of the Eternal Father.
Some news schedules marked the year of 2014. The Pilgrimage of Solidarity was one. Partners, employees, volunteers and people assisted in the Redemptorist Social Works traveled through the Route of the Pilgrims, in thanksgiving to the Divine Eternal Father.
Another new was the NightFever, an event organized by Catholic youth of Goias, that gathered thousands of young people in a special night of worship at the Basilica Sanctuary, which was all candle lit. Between 10pm and 2am, the church was filled with great emotion.
The construction of the new Home of the Father was one of the highest points of the pilgrimage during the 2014 Festival. Hailing from different parts of the country, the pilgrims made sure to check the progress of the works closely. This year, the building works completed two years and the devotees could see that the New Sanctuary began gaining shape.