St. Ignatius has famously said, “Pray as though all depends on God, and work as though all depends on you.”
Encapsulated in this solid truth is the very reason for pilgrimage.
Our life and journey through the present world begins and ends with God. He is the one who has set us on the journey, first by creating in birth and then re-creating a new spirit in baptism, the Christian’s “second birth”. And he draws us back to himself, toward the destination of heaven.
But God is not only the beginning & end of our journey, our life’s first meaning & last purpose. He is also the middle of it: in fact, he calls himself “The Way”. To come to be familiar with him, to stay with him, is the beginning of eternal life. Jn. xvii, 3
Come: speak and stay with God, on pilgrimage. Step away from the world and its allurements and distractions. Make pilgrimage to make sense, and to make your way, along the narrow, difficult path to heaven.
“Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! ” Mt. vii, 13-14
For it is on pilgrimage that we are given time to remember our time on this journey is limited. And, moreover, that Christianity, as Pope Benedict has famously reminded, is to be understood not so much as something institutional, as it is an encounter with Christ himself, who is the curer of our fallen nature and the cause, therefore, of our spiritual health and joy.
Discover that on pilgrimage. Re-learn to pray in total dependence on God, and to walk after & with him as he commands each of us do.
Register — or pre-register — today, and take $40 off the already ridiculously low fee for an individual.
Take more (way more) off the fee today only when registering in a group of three or as a family.
Can you and yours only make it to pilgrimge on Sunday, the last day?
Register today for Sunday only. (No fee for Sunday-only.)
P.S. If you really wish to be serious about the salvation of your soul, retreat from the onslaughts of the world, the flesh and the devil, at least once per year.
This year, why not make pilgrimage?
Pilgrimage for Restoration
Come to restore. The rest will come.
Friday – Sunday
September 18-20, 2015
“Now is the acceptable time.”
Jump-start your plans, even if you are not sure you can make it to Auriesville. PRE-register. It’s simple, easy & there are no strings attached: you are left free to decide later whether you can make it or not.
You can also 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 majoram Dei gloriam.