“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…)
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,
And it includes cash.
You can thank St. Anne, Grandmother of Christ, whose feast we celebrate today.
In other words, you don’t have to miss the pilgrimage because you were ‘a day late and a few dollars short’ (again?) this year.
To 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…)
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 this day, the feast of the Visitation, you and your friends & family may register TODAY at the discounted rate.
But hurry. The ‘grace period’ ends (more…)
Our 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?
We all depend on The Word.
And The Word depends (as it were) on each pilgrim in his Church to get the word out about the pilgrimage of life: the return journey to The Father, through the Son.
It is also why the Pilgrimage relies on ‘word of mouth’ and “word of ‘net'” — to catch other fish for Christ.
So if you use Twitter, please retweet the following:
— Auriesville Pilgrims (@St_Rene_Goupil) April 13, 2013
If this one picture doesn’t mean it’s time to PRE-register, what thousand words will move you?
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.