A bird in the hand doesn’t beat around the bush. Benefactors offer alms to needy families registering

Anonymous benefactors wish to distribute alms to needy families who register for pilgrimage.

Fathers or mothers of families in need may write to the Secretary of the Pilgrimage Directorate to request some portion of the alms to help meet the family’s material needs that they find burdensome.

Requests will be considered for those families who have already registered and have remitted some portion of the fee, howsoever modest, as a good-faith gesture.*


Upon demonstration of need, the alms will be applied as a portion of the families’ registration fees.

In return, the pilgrims will pray for the needs and intentions of the benefactors.

Funds are limited. First to ask, will be first to receive.

* That ‘good-faith’ portion may be contributed by another benefactor who wishes to give you his his gift — “alms for palms” [your hands folded in prayer] — which is explained here.

How to afford pilgrimage, The traditional Way.

A benefactor may donate his alms [gift] in your name, or in the name of another pilgrim, using this form. http://www.national-coalition.org/w/pilgrimage-without-travel/


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Friday – Sunday
24-26 September 2021

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.

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