“palmer” — a pilgrim returning from the Holy Land, palm branches in hand
“alms” — money or goods given as an act of charity
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Call it “alms for palms”.
For as long as Christians have been making pilgrimage, they have known that (more…)
Wish to save your soul on pilgrimage and spare some cash registering for it?
Then today, August 22, the feast of Our Blessed Lady’s all-Immaculate Heart, is your lucky day.
Save $50 EACH when you and two other friends register and remit the fee via PayPal on her feast.
O God, who didst vouchsafe to bestow upon blessed Anne such grace, that she was found worthy to become the mother of her who brought forth Thine only-begotten Son; mercifully grant that we who celebrate her festival, may be helped by her intercession with Thee. Through the same Our Lord Jesus Christ … Collect of today’s liturgical festival
Well, then today’s your lucky day.
You can thank Our Blessed and all-Pure Lady, St. Mary the Mother of Christ-God, whose feast – her holy Visitation – we (including Ss. Elizabeth & John the Forerunner, dancing for joy in utero) celebrate July 2.
Thanks to your Mother, in other words, you don’t have to miss the pilgrimage (again?) because you were ‘a day late and a few dollars short’ this year.
“Pray without ceasing.” It’s never too early to join fellow pilgrims in prayer. To make it easier to remember and recite the short prayer each day, every pilgrim is asked to print it out, post it to the refrigerator in the kitchen, leave it at one’s night table next to the bed, tape it to the mirror in the bathroom … Ok, you get the point.
So, click here to download the prayer of St Nicholas of Flüe.
Spread the word, too!
Post the file to your Facebook page or blog.
Discounts expire June 1.
It’s never been easier to register. Thanks to a generous pilgrim-programmer, the form is now completely overhauled, making registration a cinch. It calculates your discounts automatically and takes you directly to PayPal in one click, or allows you to pay by check.
Are you finding the fee difficult to afford? Ask (more…)
Like Ladies Looking for a sale, keep your eyes peeled for special rock-bottom discounts on the registration fee for groups & families.
(A minimum of three pilgrims or family members must register together on one form to avail of the discount.)
All the days of Christmas in summertime fall on (more…)
The discount period on registration fees for groups & families expired June 1. But that doesn’t mean you or your friends and family are stuck.
Thanks to Our Blessed Lady’s charity commemorated on her feast of Mount Carmel, July 16, you and your friends & family may register TODAY and tomorrow at the discounted rate.
But hurry. The ‘grace period’ ends (more…)
To keep us on The Way, the Pilgrimage Chaplains ask pilgrims to recite with devotion each day the sublime, three-line prayer of St. Nicholas of Flüe, and in that way to commit it to memory:
My Lord and my God,