The Sacred Week is an ecumenical meeting that gathers people from various nationalities, cultures and beliefs. Prayer, praises, the sacred singing and reflective reading invite the participants to relive the Passion of Christ, the greatest love story of all times.
Within each day of the meeting, Christ Jesus delivers to all those present a great impulse of Love and Mercy through messages that He transmits to the visionary Friar Elías del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.*
In this year, the Sacred Week takes place from April 14th to 21st, in the auditorium of F2 of the Marian Center of Figueira, in Carmo da Cachoeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Entrance is free of charge. Enroll and come relive a great love story.
LIVE BROADCAST every day of the event, from 3 pm, by Misericordia María TV (Brasília time).
* A monk of Grace Mercy Order, a Christian religious, ecumenical and autonomous organization, without ties with any institutionalized religion
8 days of instruction and blessings with Christ Jesus
The opening of the ceremony
General instructions about the schedule of the day
The beginning of the event and of the live broadcast by Misericordia María TV
· Reading of the Gospel
· Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
· Praises to the King
· Apparition of Christ Jesus
· The Sacraments
· Video of the 2018 Sacred Week
- On Holy Friday, a day of retreat and silence, there will be no Sacraments. The schedule will include the Way of the Cross (Via Crucis) and the procession with the Blue Cross.
- All times cited are based on the Brasília timetable.
Plan a route
Marian Center of Figueira – Auditorium F2
Address: Rodovia Fernão Dias (BR 381) km 717, direction SP
(Entrance at “Restaurante do Nem”)
Carmo da Cachoeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Come by plane to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Then, take a bus to Carmo da Cachoeira. Check information for each route:
- From Belo Horizonte to Carmo da Cachoeira
- From São Paulo to Carmo da Cachoeira
- From Rio de Janeiro to Carmo da Cachoeira
- From South of Minas Gerais to Carmo da Cachoeira
Groups of prayer from some cities in Brazil are organizing hired transportation for devotees and pilgrims to participate in the Sacred Week. Get in touch with the organization of the Pilgrim Bus of your region:
Rio de Janeiro:
General information about Pilgrim Buses:
Get to know the hotels of the cities near the Marian Center of Figueira and make your reservation for lodging:
- Hotels in Lavras
Search options: Option 1 | Option 2
- Hotels in Varginha
Search options: Option 1 | Option 2
- Hotels in Três Corações
Get to know the restaurants of the cities near the Marian Center of Figueira:
What shall I do to enroll to participate in the Sacred Week?
Access the enrolments link. You will be redirected to the page of Sistema UNE. If you are still not a user of Sistema UNE, register a valid e-mail and follow the instructions to make your enrolment at the event.
How much does it cost to participate in the Sacred Week?
The Sacred Week is an ecumenical meeting with entrance totally free of charge. No fee is charged to participate in the prayers and to attend the Apparition of Christ. However, spontaneous donations are welcome. Get information within this link.
What shall I do to arrive for the Sacred Week?
The meeting takes place in the Marian Center of Figueira, in Carmo da Cachoeira, a town located in the South of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Access by land is via Fernão Dias highway, between Belo Horizonte and São Paulo. Access here and get additional information about the routes to the Marian Center of Figueira.
How does lodging Work?
Carmo da Cachoeira is located between three médium-sized cities well-known in the Southern region of Minas Gerais: Lavras, Varginha and Três Corações. Access here and get to know the list of hotels of these cities.
Do I have to participate in all days of the event?
Not necessarily. You may choose to participate in part, in the days in which you are available. What is important is to give yourself the opportunity of feeling the love and the mercy of Christ by means of prayer and the living remembrance of His Passion.
I enrolled in the Sacred Week last year. Do I need to enroll again?
Yes. Enrolment is necessary for the secretary of the Marian Center of Figueira to improve the reception of the devotees and pilgrims who will participate in the Sacred Week.
Is the Marian Center of Figueira connected to any religion?
No. The Marian Center of Figueira and the other Marian Centers of this Work are sacred places that are under the spiritual responsibility of the Grace Mercy Order, which is a Christian religious ecumenical and autonomous organization without formal bonds with any institutionalized religion. Thus, at the request of the Virgin Mary, by means of messages transmitted to the visionary Friar Elías del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, the Marian Centers were founded to welcome devotees and pilgrims of any religion, who seek relief, peace and hope, through prayer and the other liturgical practices offered in these places.
Will Jesus Christ appear during the Sacred Week?
Yes. Jesus Christ has announced that He would appear to the visionary Friar Elías del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús on the eight days of the Sacred Week, transmitting His messages of Love and of Mercy. However, the Apparition does not include any manifestation of a phenomenon. The participants can feel the Presence of Jesus in their hearts, which uplifts the state of spirit and strengthens the bond that each one has with the Master.