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Pilgrim voices: ‘I felt like I was on the mountain’

October 12, 2017
Story and photos by Christina Gray

19 Dinna Bayangos HALF 70px “I’ve been a follower. She is a model of faith, so this was an important event for me.”
Dinna Bayangos, St. Mark Parish, Belmont


19 Vincent Levito HALF 70px“I was honored and blessed to be here. I feel like I’m changed because of Our Lady’s protection and the consecration of the archdiocese to her Immaculate Heart.”
Vincent Levito, Contemplatives of St. Joseph, South San Francisco


19 Steve Kasch HALF 70px“We are honoring Mary and entrusting our lives to her as Mother and even placing the very future of our nation in her care.”
Steve Kasch, St. Sebastian Parish, Greenbrae


19 Paul Venables HALF 70px“Bringing the messages of hope    our Mother Mary relayed at Fatima to life here in San Francisco, a very secular, modern city, and calling her to lead us through her Immaculate Heart to Jesus is a beautiful thing.”
Paul Venables, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Mill Valley


19 Mitch Carey HALF 70px“This is a pretty important event for our archdiocese especially on the 100th anniversary of Fatima. This was something I didn’t want to miss and I’m definitely glad I attended.”
Mitch Carey, St. Brendan Parish, San Francisco


19 Rosemary Battaglia HALF 70px“It was so impressive to see so many Catholics gathered here today. I felt like I was on the mountain where our Lord did the Beatitudes. And no one was jeering at us today.”
Rosemary Battaglia, Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Novato

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