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Be ready for God's surprises, Pope advises young Italian pilgrims

Catholic World News - June 10, 2013

“All of life is a pilgrimage,” Pope Francis said in a telephone message to thousands of young people preparing for the 35th annual pilgrimage from the Italian town of Macerata to the shrine of Loreto.

The Pope spoke before the pilgrims, organized by the Communion and Liberation movement, began the 17-mile hike. He urged them to be vigilant in prayer during the pilgrimage, even when they grew tired. He also advised them to be prepared for surprises in their encounters with God. The pilgrimage itself is a surprise, he observed. “How else could you explain that from the 300 of you in 1978 you would have become the 90,000 of last year?”

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