Romeiros of Toronto

Easter pilgrims

Founded by Francisco Rodrigues and António Oliveira in 1982

Life is Hard. I do the romaria to get more strength, more peace. Not just for me but for everyone in the worldLúcia Serra.

The Associação de Romeiros was founded by the Azorean immigrant Francisco Rodrigues in the image of the Catholic pilgrimage that happens every year in São Miguel island on Good Friday. In Toronto, the pilgrimage visits eight churches in West downtown neighbourhoods where there is a high concentration of Portuguese residents. The romeiros of Toronto is the first such organization founded outside of São Miguel.


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