Living faith – this was the motto of the jubilee pilgrimage of the parish of marienweiher to vierzehnheiligen. Pilgrimage leader oswald purucker was able to welcome 115 fub pilgrims in the early hours of the morning.-bartholomaus church buried in marktleugast. The 250th anniversary of the church was also the occasion for a jubilee pilgrimage this year. The fub pilgrims were joined at vierzehnheiligen by a busload of senior citizens and participants who had come in their own cars. In the end, well over 180 people took part in the solemn procession into the basilica, the stations of the cross in the open air, and the pilgrimage mass in the evening. Even mayor franz uome traveled to be present at this rough event.
Father heribert arens, in his sermon on saturday evening, underlined the meaning of the words: "live faith". This was chosen because faith and life belong together, because heaven and earth belong together. A belief, arens continues, that gains no contact with life is dead. Conversely, a life that is out of touch with faith runs the risk of becoming bleak and hopeless. In addition to the religious impressions, which give strength for a whole year of pilgrimage, the conviviality could not be neglected.
After the solemn mass in the basilica the next day, the solemn departure of the pilgrimage group, which was certainly the largest on that day, was widely observed by the other believers. In the afternoon, a short devotion took place at the small chapel in the achatzmuhle, where pastor father adrian thanked the fire department of marienweiher and marktleugast, who had taken care of the safety of the pilgrims on both days, as well as the brass band. He also thanked the mayor of ludwigschorgast, doris leithner-bisani, who had opened the town hall for the rest.
In marienweiher, the pilgrims were then received by pilgrimage chaplain father witalis. Oswald purucker