On the first hike we climbed the "Collada de la Torre" from "Aravell" to the river of "Civís". A few days after we recovered the walk from the River of Civís until we got to Sant Julià de Lòria, climbing the Barrac de la Cabra Morta and Mas d'Alins; It took us a few days but finally we ended up arriving to Andorra.
The afternoon we arrived we were lucky to attend the Holly Mass in the parishood of Andorra la Vella, one of the churches where St. Josemaría celebrated during the 9 days that he had to stay in Andorra, waiting to pass the port of Envalira closed due to the heavy snowfall on December the 3th.
We realized the great difficulty that St. Josemaría and those who accompanied him suffered, considering all the extreme bad conditions they had (cold, barely stocks of supplies, food and water, fear, tiredness, diseases, inappropriate clothes and shoes, etc). Nonetheless we enjoyed sighting incredible landscapes!
It has been really exciting for all of us, and we feel very fortunate to have been able to be in such a special place and, of course, to have attended the Holly Mass every day in the Church of San Esteban de Pallerols, where Saint Josemaría found the Rialb rose.
We want to take this opportunity to thank especially those who took care of this beautiful place, allowing so many people to visit it and experience those days of St. Josemaría's life, that were so transcendental for the history of the Work.
See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UF4te5nJnA