TO: registrants — fellow pilgrims in The Lord
FROM: Greg Lloyd – Director of the Pilgrimage
The pilgrimage’s Chaplain has asked me to remind pilgrims to observe norms of Christian modesty on pilgrimage.
As regards clothes, they are to adorn and conceal, not reveal the body, its figure and skin. Decent apparel complements, without flaunting, one’s God-given beauty. It is an outward sign of the soul’s invisible dignity and virtues.
Gentlemen are asked please to refrain from wearing short-trousers, tank tops, tee shirts, and/or apparel with shocking or distracting designs. Though in the Adirondack wilderness, we also attend holy Mass. It is only fitting, therefore, to keep clothing neat and in good repair.
On pilgrimage, most ladies wear dresses or skirts, which we ask always to be cut below knee length. If they find they must wear slacks, they are durable, but always loose-fitting, and to the ankle. Blouses should also show good measure: not tight-fitting or sleeveless, and no low necklines. In the apostolic tradition, ladies also wear a hat, scarf, or mantilla while praying the holy Mass. (Cf. Epistle of St. Paul, I Cor. xi, 6-7)
Please let me hear from you if you have any questions.
Gregory P. Lloyd
Pilgrimage for Restoration
Come to restore. The rest will come.
NCCL – 621 Jordan Circle, Whitehall PA 18052-7119 USA