Thursday 17 October 2013

Oxford Oratory Pilgrimage to Catalonia

Our pilgrims have returned from the Beatification of Blessed Salvio Huix Miralpeix and 521 other martyrs of the Spanish Civil War.

The beatification ceremony at Tarragona was a sunny and joyful occasion:

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Deacons carried the relics of the newly-beatified martyrs:

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The group also saw some of the holy sites of Catalonia, including the Royal Cistercian Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet:

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Here is the group in Barcelona, outside the home of the architect Antoni Gaudi at the Park Güell.

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Gaudi was a Brother of the Secular Oratory in Barcelona and his own cause for beatification has been opened.

The pilgrims were able to visit Blessed Salvio's own Oratory at Vic:

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Here is the altar of the new Beatus in the Oratory: