PASTORS, now you can ‘get rid of your parishioners’ the way you’ve always dreamt. Send them packing … on a traditional, walking pilgrimage.
We’ve made it easy for you to do so. (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 today on her feast of Mount Carmel, July 16, you and your friends & family may register at the discounted rate.
But hurry. The ‘grace period’ ends at (more…)
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.
Feast of the Martyrs of New France – Jean de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions
Spread the word!
Post it on your blog or website!
Pin it to the bulletin board in the vestibule at your parish!
Publish it in your parish bulletin or e-newsletter!
Put it on your parish’s e-bulletin board!
Invite your Pastor and/or favorite Priest!
Organizers supply bottled water throughout, and supplement meals with hot soup & bread in the evening and hot water & bread with jam at breakfast.
Pilgrims supply their own powdered coffee, hot chocolate, tea bags, instant hot breakfast cereal, as well as cups, plates, bowls, spoons et cetera at each meal.
The Company of St. René Goupîl’s volunteers help pilgrims throughout. The Company provides some first-aid for foot-sore, blistered pilgrims. The volunteers also transport pilgrims’ gear from camp to camp — and give rides to weary walkers, too. They also help to prepare bivouacs along the way. Pilgrims assist one another — especially the women & children — to pitch tents.
Friday and Saturday’s privately owned sites are equipped with running water, toilets, a few showers and wash basins, with remote electrical supply only.
Pilgrim families or/and seniors participating in the “Modified Pilgrimage” may park RVs at each private campsite for an additional fee paid directly to the campsite personnel or owners on location.
In every instance, parents or seniors contact the manager/owner directly, optimally in advance.
day-1 Fri-Sat — Alpine Lake RV Resort Bob Scott, office mgr 518-654-6260
day-2 Sat-Sun — Pop’s Lake Campground “Kat” or Bob Stead, owners 518-883-8678
Pilgrims may camp Sunday night at the Martyrs’ Shrine, but there is no hook-up or water on site. Pilgrims must obtain written permission from the Pilgrimage Coordinator at the Shrine. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrims staying overnight in the area make reservations at local lodgings. See this page for info.
Pilgrimage for Restoration
Come to restore. The rest will come.
22nd annual — 2017 A.D.
Friday – Sunday
29 September – October 1
“Now is the acceptable time.”
Listen to and learn the Songs of Pilgrimage!
“No one makes pilgrimage alone.”
Oremus pro invicem.
In unione orationum.
Ad majorem Dei gloriam.
That’s right. Every pilgrim must check-in upon arrival.
We strongly advise you to do that on Thursday afternoon or evening with the ‘early-birds’.
It’s possible Friday morning, too — but barely. There is always too little time.
That’s because every pilgrim, without exception, must also report to (more…)