Download the pilgrims’ daily prayer, composed by St. Nicholas of Flüe

saint nicholas of flueTo make it easier to (remember and to) recite the short prayer each day, every pilgrim might wish 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.

Bear in mind that praying it is an audible & mnemonic sign that you have already begun the pilgrimage, uniting with fellow pilgrims: each preparing to converge at the Lake of (more…)

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When your Mother asks you to do a favor

wilderness MassOur Blessed Mother & Theotokos has asked that her faithful children do reparation for the sins (mine, yours, ours and ‘theirs’) which are committed against Her Immaculate Heart.

She’s been so good to you — even when you are not paying attention. Or did you forget she’s been watching over and caring for you, just like a good mother, all these years. And not only when you were little babe in your (other) Mother’s arms.

What kind of child are you? Will you now console her in turn, when she is sorrowful?

(You don’t even have to travel to make pilgrimage in reparation. Find out how easy it is. Click here.) (more…)

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So, what are you waiting for?

If this one picture doesn’t mean it’s time to PRE-register, what thousand words will move you?

pilgrimage for restoration

Will you join us more than one day, or Sunday only?

Even if you are unsure now, you can PRE-register to ‘hold your place’, and decide finally later.

It’s easy, no strings attached, and takes less than three minutes.

Have you heard our own recording of the Songs of Pilgrimage? Click on the link either (more…)

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To know Bob Murray was to love him

Long before his death yesterday, those who knew him said Bob was a saint. For he had the most extraordinary ordinary way of introducing and re-introducing Jesus Christ to those whom he encountered. But he would be the first to cringe at that assessment, and demand prayers for his blessed repose instead.

So that is what his friends are now asking. The Pilgrimage Director asks (more…)

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“Talitha cumi!” Mk. v:41

In your charity, please pray for another fellow pilgrim-family in need – The Rakuses of New Jersey, whose 6-year old darling Liz has a serious brain tumor. They were told it was beyond treatment. Nonetheless they are at St. Jude’s Hospital in Tennessee, where they are attempting therapy.

May Our most Merciful Lord Christ, risen from the dead, take this little girl by the hand and heal her as he gave new life to the little daughter of Jairus.

“And taking the maiden by the hand, he saith to her: Talitha cumi, which is, being interpreted: Damsel (I say to thee) arise.” Mark v:41, Luke viii:54 (more…)

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Kirk! How can you smile at a time like this?

To answer that headline question: probably because he has an old habit of laughing at his own suffering-self.

In your charity, please pray for the speedy & complete recovery of fellow pilgrim and founding co-organizer of the Pilgrimage, Mr. Kirk Kanzenbach of Athelstane, Wisconsin.

We are informed (thanks to fellow pilgrim, Mrs. Dennis Mitchell) that our faithful pilgrimage friend was injured on April 28 while cutting down a tree. According to an initial report, Kirk has suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, spinal compression, and some paralysis of his right arm etc. (more…)

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