Zimbabwe Lay Catholic Marian group is set to make a pilgrimage to Ngome Marian Shrine in South Africa on the 18th of June 2014.
A group which comprises of 38 Lay Catholics in Zimbabwe who believe in “Jesus through Mary” is embarking on a 5 day spiritual pilgrimage to KwaZulu Natal, South Africa that will see them returning on the 23rd of June.
The group which is coordinated by Mrs Shara, a renowned Catholic Music composer was formed in 2004 by the latter after she visited the Shrine with the fellow Catholics from Lesotho and thought it will be a noble idea if she would engage other people who might be willing to join the pilgrim.
According to Mrs Shara, visiting this sacred place has brought a lot in her life as well as changing her for the better and many others’ spiritual life. “I had heart a problem but since I started using Holy Water from the seven springs, a place at the shrine, that was the end of it and I never took tablets and I had some visions especially on my composition of music, all are directed to the Eucharist which is one of the seven sacraments in the church”, she said
Ngome Marian shrine, a place that was established by SrReinolda May after different notable visionary encounters in 1955 is said to be a home of seven holy springs which provide water for healing purposes and many people have been healed after using the water and visiting the place.
Mrs Shara attests to a healing miracle in 2013. A woman from Chivi on the pilgrimage was using clutches, but came back walking without the aid of them. Since then, she has been walking without clutches.
There are three places in Africa, where Marian shrines have become places of great worship, associated with Mary revealing herself to “all nations”. Egypt houses Zeitoun Shrine, Rwanda has Kibeho shrine while there is South Africa has Ngome Marian shrine. Benediction, confessions, all night prayer and Masses will be the order of the pilgrimages.