Watch: Students on Pilgrimage

What is it like to be on traditional, walking pilgrimage for three whole days? Student pilgrims from Thomas More College of Liberal Arts share their experience in the video below.

The 27th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration is scheduled to take place Friday-Sunday, September 23 – 25, 2022 A.D.

Pre-register or register for the 2022 Pilgrimage for Restoration today.

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Visit the website, or the Facebook group or Facebook page.

‘Something for everybody’ to participate in 2022!

Watch: Marching in a Brigade with the Church militant

No one makes Pilgrimage alone.

At the Pilgrimage for Restoration, pilgrims form in brigades and walk together in song, prayer, and fellowship.

Almost without being noticed, pilgrim-organizers (all volunteers) guide and shadow the sometimes mile-long column of brigades to assist them at every step of The Way, allowing pilgrims to concentrate on the “one thing alone necessary” – seeking and being with Christ.

Follow a brigade of students from Thomas More College in the video below.

The 27th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration is scheduled to take place Friday-Sunday, September 23 – 25, 2022 A.D.

Pre-register or register for the 2022 Pilgrimage for Restoration today.

Subscribe to this blog for updates.

Visit the website, or the Facebook group or Facebook page.

Come to restore. The rest will come.

Video: Walking with Pilgrims

Ever wonder what it’s like to be on pilgrimage? Get a glimpse of this timeless spiritual exercise with a video from Pilgrimage for Restoration 2010.

The 27th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration is scheduled to take place Friday-Sunday, September 23 – 25, 2022 A.D.

Pre-register or register today.

See this blog post for more information on the location of the 2022 pilgrimage .

Come to restore. The rest will come.

Weather forecast for pilgrims

As pilgrims prepare for step off this Friday, here are pictures of the weather forecast for each campsite location. Pilgrims should keep the weather in mind as they prepare, and pack appropriate clothing and shoes. For suggestions, see this post.

Pilgrimage for Restoration
Come to restore. The rest will come.

23rd annual — 2018 A.D.

Pilgrimage Banner

Friday – Sunday
28 – 30 September

“Now is the acceptable time.”

 

Your friends staying home this year can make pilgrimage from afar, from home or parish: obtain a plenary indulgence, sponsor a pilgrim (or two), request prayers or offer them — all from this page.

Listen to and learn the Songs of Pilgrimage!

“No one makes pilgrimage alone.”
Oremus pro invicem.
In unione orationum.
Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

Question #5 – “What’s this I heard about check-in Thursday evening & rendezvous Friday morning?”

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 Read More

Question #9 – “Who supplies what for whom, and when?”

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. beth.lynch@martyrshrine.org

Pilgrims staying overnight in the area make reservations at local lodgings. See this page for info.

For more information about accommodations, see the other FAQs on this blog, and the website.

Pilgrimage for Restoration
Come to restore. The rest will come.

23rd annual — 2018 A.D.

Pilgrimage Banner

Friday – Sunday
28 – 30 September

“Now is the acceptable time.”

 

Your friends staying home this year can make pilgrimage from afar, from home or parish: obtain a plenary indulgence, sponsor a pilgrim (or two), request prayers or offer them — all from this page.

Listen to and learn the Songs of Pilgrimage!

“No one makes pilgrimage alone.”
Oremus pro invicem.
In unione orationum.
Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

Your gift on her birthday? – Nativity of Our Blessed Lady

Nativity of Blessed Virgin MaryYou bet’cha. Today’s your lucky day.

You can thank Our Blessed and all-Immaculate Lady, St. Mary the Mother of God, whose feast – her holy Nativity – we celebrate today. September 8.

Thanks to your Mother, 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.

Besides ‘alms for palms‘ to sponsor you, Read More

Please pray for our brother-pilgrims in Canada.

The Director asks all pilgrims for Restoration to pray for the intentions of and abundant graces for our brothers-in-pilgrimage who this week prepare to honor Our Lady, Queen of Canada, in the 15th annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape Shrine Quebec – organized by the lay-led apostolate, Marie Reine du Canada, of St. Clement Parish, Ottawa.

Pilgrims for Restoration are asked to remember their brothers when praying daily the pilgrims’ prayer composed by St. Nicholas of Flüe, found by clicking here.

Question #9 – “Who supplies what for whom, and when?”

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. beth.lynch@martyrshrine.org

Pilgrims staying overnight in the area make reservations at local lodgings. See this page for info.

For more information about accommodations, see the other FAQs on this blog, and the website.

Pilgrimage for Restoration
Come to restore. The rest will come.

22nd annual — 2017 A.D.

Pilgrimage Banner

Friday – Sunday
29 September – October 1

“Now is the acceptable time.”

 

Your friends staying home this year can make pilgrimage from afar, from home or parish: obtain a plenary indulgence, sponsor a pilgrim (or two), request prayers or offer them — all from this page.

Listen to and learn the Songs of Pilgrimage!

“No one makes pilgrimage alone.”
Oremus pro invicem.
In unione orationum.
Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

Three days of back-to-back discounts – thanks to The Blessed Virgin Mary and her holy Father

Today, August 14, the Vigil of the Dormition & Assumption of The Blessed Lady, begins three days of rock-bottom discounts on registration for groups & families of three or more.

Tomorrow, the Great Feast itself, is the second day of discounts.

And then we honor Our Lady’s holy Father – St. Joachim – The Grandfather of Christ, on his feast Wednesday, August 16th.

Holy Grandparents Christ Theotokos

You must register & submit the fee via PayPal on one of the days of the feast in order to receive the discount. Read More