Procession from the Church of St. Dorothy in Licheń Stary to the Grąblin forest and the Holy Mass. at the chapel, pine trees formed the end of the pilgrimage ceremony of the Assumption of the Mother of God in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń.
The participants of the Sunday procession traveled along with Fr. Adam Stankiewicz, the vice-custodian of the Lichen sanctuary, praying the rosary and singing Marian songs. In Grąblin, they joined the numerous local residents and pilgrims to participate in the afternoon Eucharist.
- Once again, as was the case on the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15, today we are looking at the sky, where each of us has an apartment prepared by God. Looking towards heaven, we can see Mary, the Mother of Jesus, who is also our Mother and Sister, rejoicing in heavenly glory - in the homily of Fr. Stankiewicz outlined the path leading to heaven. He emphasized that we are invited every day to let Christ reside in our heart, but are our assurances of love for Jesus supported by deeds? - Let us remember that every sin, especially serious one, closes the door of our hearts to Him - he reminded, encouraging to use the sacrament of penance and reconciliation and entrusting our daily life to God. - Christ knows that we are weak, exposed to our mediocrity, therefore He comes with His graces to strengthen us. When God called us into existence, He gave us a vocation to parenthood, marriage, priesthood and religious life. By living this vocation, we are to attain holiness. In fulfilling her vocation, Mary did everything with Christ in mind, said the Vice-Custodian of the Lichen sanctuary. However, she was aware that the Son she accepted into her heart would not belong to her, and she passed him on to others. - This is another tip for us. If we invite Christ into our lives, He wants us to bring Him to others as well. It is a sign of care and love for another human being. Mary fulfilled this task most beautifully. Each day brings many situations when we can give Christ and His Gospel to other people we meet - admitted Fr. Adam Stankiewicz, MIC.