Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Sacred Grove in the Mountains



Come to the shrine
“Walk towards splendour
Your God walks with you”

Prepare your heart
and leave
with trust and joy,
Alone, or with your brothers,
but Come.

Walk in the footsteps of your ancestors

Whoever you may be,
In God’s house there is a place for you,
You have brothers to meet,
Saints to follow,
Mary to listen to
And the mysteries of the Church to live.

If you thirst for joy, peace and justice,
If you thirst for love and forgiveness,
Come and drink the Living water
From the fountain of salvation,

You who are young and full of enthusiasm
You who are ill and wretchedly suffering,
You who are feeling marginalised,
As well as you who are blessed
With a pleasant family life,
Come and be illuminated by the light of the Gospel.

Go
And come back reconciled  
Comforted,
Renewed.

Proclaim the Good News to your brothers:
God loves us
And awaits us.

“Walk towards splendour:

Your God walks with you.”


In Roman times there was a sacred grove - Lucus. The Arabs Al-Luc, then after the reconquest the Majorcans called the place Luc and then Lluc. 
A foundation story tells of a shepherd boy finding the statue.
This may or may not be the one displayed in the church today 

None-the-less, we pilgrims come and take away with us pearls of great price.

Like Walsingham this shrine was originally in the care of Augustinian brothers

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