The ilgrimage in poverty (without money) is the experiment that usually arouses most curiosity. The purpose is to grow in trust of God’s providence, thus without taking neither money nor provisions but only putting in the backpack the essentials. It is done in twos, with a starting point and a destination to reach within a maximum of fifteen days. The novices ask for food and lodging every day, presenting themselves just as simple pilgrims, without accepting money nor provisions but just accepting whatever is given, even rejection. It is a way to experience free offerings, generosity and transcending oneself. It is a school of hope in God, who knows what we need: therefore without looking for certainties and comforts, without backing out of discomforts, in food and lodging.
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