Dominica will launch the pilot Religious Tourism program in the Caribbean.
Organized by a group of devoted Catholics led by Fr. Franklyn Cuffy C.ss.R , the 2019 Easter Pilgrimage is carded for April 17 -22, 2019. This is the “Holy Week” of the Catholic Church and is one of the most significant events of the liturgical calendar.
“Unleashing the Power of United Prayer” is the theme under which the Peoples of the Caribbean are being invited to this Easter Nature Pilgrimage.
The Sacred Scriptures will be used to guide the pilgrims on their way in the following: Walking in the Footsteps of Christ to the Cross on Morne Bruce; Good Friday; The River Jordan experience at the Fresh Water Lake; Healing of the Sulfur Springs of Soufriere; Meeting of the First Cardinal of the Caribbean and Latin America; Kalinago Water Rituals; Visiting of the Dominica National Shrine and other Historical Churches and; Table fellowship with an Agape Meal.
This Faith Journey has been endorsed by the Bishop of Roseau, Gabriel Malzaire DD.
In its quest to develop the Religious Tourism niche market, Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) has played an instrumental part in the planning of the event. Support has been given to the organizing committee in several areas to include the sourcing of suitable accommodation island wide, development of an appropriate itinerary and package development.
This event is timely as the DDA is seeking to diversify the tourism product to offer activities
which will provide visitors with spiritual and cultural experiences. DDA believes that the cultural
wealth of the island facilitates the development of this niche.