Dear Friends in the Passion,
Sometime in the next few months I will be making a special announcement about a pilgrimage that I will be leading in 2020 to Oberammergau, Germany and The Passion Play.
As you might know The Passion Play at Oberammergau is only put on every ten years. It is a magnificent production and a once in a lift time experience. I had the great privilege of taking my mother to see in the play in 2000 and then I led a pilgrimage in 2010. I am very much looking forward to experiencing The Passion Play again in 2020.
Now I know that 2020 is three years away but The Passion Play is such a unique experience that preparation and bookings especially for groups have to begin far in advance. It is also an expensive journey so starting to save early makes it a little easier on people’s budgets.
I do not have any particulars on the pilgrimage yet. I have just contact the tour company that I used the last time, NAWAS, and told them when I would like to go and the kind of pilgrimage I would like. The pilgrimage will probably be sometime between the end of June and Labor Day. They will get back to me with specifics when they have finalized their planning. My hope is that our pilgrimage will travel through Switzerland, Austria and Germany. It will probably be a 10 day trip. We will have mass every day and see a very beautiful part of the world, many historical places and of course The Passion Play in Oberammergau.
I am excited about the journey so I am giving you this advanced notice. If you have traveled with me before you know that the place I go have important meaning to me especially in terms of my faith. As a Passionist taking people to see The Passion Play makes all the sense in the world.
So if you would like to get on my information list send me an email with you name and address and I will make sure you get on my mailing list for the pilgrimage. When I get more information or when the brochures come out I will make sure you get one. Please tell your friends, your parish communities – get the word out some we can make this a fun and faith filled journey in 2020!
Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Oberammergau – The Passion Play - 2020
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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