For more information, call Ms. Judy
Navarrete in Los Angeles at (323) 664-8695. Ms. Navarrete has organized pilgrimages to Naju since 1995.
Or call Ms.
Yolanda Chankuo in San Francisco at (415) 334-0774. Ms. Chankuo has volunteered to lead pilgrimages to Naju several times since 1995.
We encourage those who are interested to organize
pilgrimages to Naju from their own areas. For arrangements within Korea
like lodging, meals, airport taxes, bus transportation, insurance, and
English-speaking guides, please contact:
Mr. Peter Suh
Freepass Ye Sung Tours, Inc.
Daewoo Utopia B/D 5F, #22
Seoul, Korea 138-050
Phone: 82-2-2202-7300 (“82” is the country code for
Korea and “2” is the city code for Seoul.)
Emergency contact: Cellular phone 011-332-2212
The Chapel in Naju, where the Blessed Mother’s statue is placed in the
front, is open to pilgrims every day. On certain days, many Korean and
foreign pilgrims come to the Chapel for overnight prayers (about 9 p.m.
– 5 a.m. next day). These days are:
First Saturday of
June 30, the
anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s first weeping tears in Naju
October 19, the
anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s first tears of blood
November 24, the
anniversary of the beginning of fragrant oil and also the
anniversary of the Eucharistic miracles during the Apostolic
December 8, the
Feast of the Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Conception
On every Thursday evening, pilgrims come for Holy Hour
prayers (about 9-11 pm).
Pilgrimage to Naju usually includes visits to the
Chapel in Naju; daily Masses in the churches in Naju, Kwangju or Seoul;
visit(s) to the holy mountain outside Naju where miraculous springs are
located; and visit(s) to the Korean martyrs’ shrines in Seoul. There may
be a few hours available for shopping in Seoul.