Annual Pilgrimage

10-Day Pilgrimage to Austria and Germany

Vienna – Mariazell – Salzburg – Oberammergau – Munich

June 5 – 14, 2022

Dear Friends,

We now have the opportunity to be part of something truly unique. Not only are we going to be part of the famous Oberammergau Passion Play which in itself is a lifetime opportunity, we will also be attending a showing that has been re-scheduled, something that has happened only a handful of times in its long history.

We couldn’t be more excited to present this invitation for you to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage in June 2022 to the heart of Austria and Germany. The 42nd world-famous Passion Play which takes place every ten years in Oberammergau is the highlight of the of our pilgrimage!

The history of the Passion Play dates back to 1633.  In the middle of the Thirty Years War, after months of suffering and death from plague, the Oberammergau villagers swore an oath that they would perform the “Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ” every ten years.

Every ten years since then, the villagers fulfill their promise to God.  What a tremendous and unique way for us to unite our own spiritual journey with this extraordinary tradition of faith.  This spiritual journey promises to be uplifting and inspiring to say the least. We hope you will prayerfully consider accompanying us on this pilgrimage!

Joyfully in Christ,

Benefactors’ Pilgrimage Office of the Franciscan Mission Associates