Pilgrims may wish to prepare for pilgrimage by praying a Novena.
A Novena is nine days of prayer - often prayed to prepare for a big event in our lives.
Tradition has it that immediately after the Ascension of Our Lord, Jesus, the Apostles prayed together daily in the Upper Room where they were staying in Jerusalem. Nine days later was the first Pentecost when The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles.
The Novena presented here has been written especially for our pilgrimage and pilgrims are invited to pray this daily for nine days before the pilgrimage.