Another group writes:
A few days later a group of pilgrims went to Pallerols from Rome, Madrid, Seville, San Sebastián, Valladolid, Zaragoza and Barcelona. Briefly tell us about their experience:
We all met at 11 with Ramón in the village of Ponts. From there we went to Peramola where Ramon showed us the straw barn in which St. Josemaría and his companions spent the night from November the 19th to November the 20th of the year 1937.
Then we went to Pallerols, where the three priests of the group concelebrated the Holly Mass of St. Josemaría, with the participation of all the rest of the pilgrims. In the homily Father Javier encouraged us to join ourselves spiritually to the Holly Mass celebrated there by St. Josemaría in 1937 and to pray for the trip that the Prelate of Opus Dei was doing to the United States and Canada.
After the Holly Mass we walked around the rectory and the Church, and we ended up watching a explanatory historical video in the room on the second floor of the rectory.
It was almost three o'clock in the afternoon when we ate some snacks in the shade of the trees, and then started our way towards the Cabin of San Rafael.
We finished the afternoon doing the prayer in the parishood of Sant Julià de Lòria, in Andorra, where San Josemaría arrived after the passage of the Pyrenees.
Thank you very much to all the people who make this wonder possible.
Another day of August, a group of teachers participating in summer courses in Andorra visited Peramola, Pallerols and the San Rafael cabin. They tell us below:
The visitors were residents of such distant points as: Vigo, Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Valencia ... Ramón accompanied us, who gave us explanations that allowed us to recreate in detail the stay of St. Josemaría in these places.
We toured Peramola and we got to know the places related to the beginning of the expedition that San Josemaría and his companions made. From there we went to Pallerols where Ramon detailed the stay of this group on their way to freedom. We saw the rectory, and they screened us a documentary that collected the different stages of Peramola to Sant Julià de Lòria. We especially liked the model of the Pyrenean relief, which indicates the itinerary of that expedition. We access the church of Sant Esteve de Pallerols and then we approach the Cabaña de San Rafael.
We are looking forward to returning to tour some of the stages of the road and encourage our relatives and acquaintances to enjoy such beautiful landscapes full of history.
And several groups of women from different countries made different sections of the pass of the Pyrenees.