‘Alms for palms’ – something to write home about?

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“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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Yes. It’s called alms for palms.

For as long as Christians have been making pilgrimage, they have known that no one in the Church goes it alone – ever.

Some give by going. Others go by giving.

Every pilgrim who returns palm in hand, knows he has gone hand in hand with those who have supported him by prayers & alms.

Can’t travel to pilgrimage?

But still wish to obtain similar graces, the benefits of prayers of fellow pilgrims, even a plenary indulgence?

Click here to participate from afar, even from home.

Whether from home or highway, everyone can participate in the annual Pilgrimage for Restoration.

Join your prayers to theirs, and ask fellow pilgrims to remember your intentions along the way.

Or offer alms in return for the ‘palms in their hands’ folded for you in prayer.

It’s easy.

Sponsor a needy pilgrim online for just $80.

Or provide fresh water, food, transportation, first-aid, construction of an altar, etc. in whatever amount you can.

Or mail in this form with a check payable to “NCCL”.

Whether you go by giving, or give by going — thank you!

NOTE: It is not necessary to donate money in order to request prayers, offer prayers or obtain the pilgrimage indulgence.

Participate from afar, or sponsor a pilgrim on this page.

Here are some ways to help pilgrims with the material support they need.

    • Brave Huron Converts

      give $25 to provide pilgrims fresh water along the way

    • Medics of St. Dr. René Goupil

      give $50 in first aid for weak pilgrims

    • Co-Missioners of St. John de Brèbeuf

      give $75 to help teach children catechism

    • Joseph Chihwatenha’s Christian Warriors

      give $100 to transport the weary

    • Colleagues of St. Isaac Jogues

      give $250 to feed & shelter hungry pilgrims

    • Mission Builders of North America

      give $500 toward the material needs to bring as many as 20 holy Masses* into the wilderness over 4 days

* all liturgical rites in the “extraordinary,” traditional Latin-Roman form.

Please support the pilgrims. No one is turned away for want of a fee.

Every year, the pilgrimage directorate grants discounts & waivers in double the amount collected in fees. There are no ‘reserves’ or other institutions supporting the pilgrims. Costs to administer the pilgrimage are typically twice the fees collected. The directorate must beg the charity of people like you to make up the difference.

Please help those pilgrims having difficulty affording it? See this page to help one of them — by name — with sponsorship.

Families experiencing hardship are practically assured to obtain a discount on request, by writing to the Director to explain and ask.

Not yet sure you can make it, but don’t want to risk losing the discount or lower rate?

PRE-register before the fee goes up again, and get a jump on preparations until you can make the final decision.

Register today for Sunday only.

(No fee for Sunday-only.)

Just click here to pre-register or here for Sunday only.

Listen to and learn the Songs of Pilgrimage!

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

18th Annual Pilgrimage for Restoration

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Friday – Sunday
September 20-22, 2013

“Now is the acceptable time.”

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

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