Organizers supply pilgrims with plenty of 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. See also Question #8, “What food should I bring, and how should I pack it?”.
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.
This year Friday and Saturday’s privately owned sites are equipped only with running water. Organizers provide portable toilets, make-shift showers and wash basins, with (very) remote electrical supply only.
Pilgrim families or/and seniors participating in the “Modified Pilgrimage” may park RVs at each private campsite Friday and Saturday for an additional fee paid directly to the campsite organizers or to the property owners on location.
In every instance, parents or seniors contact and pay the manager of the first night’s campground at Mtn. Springs directly, optimally in advance.
day-1 Fri-Sat — Mtn. Springs Campground (See this blog post for contact info and GPS coordinates.)
day-2 Sat-Sun — a private farm owned by a Mennonite Family of farmers – Kutztown, Penna.
day-3 Sun-Mon — the private farm of fellow-pilgrims – The DeMaster Family, Willow Haven Farm, New Tripoli PA
Pilgrims wishing to overnight in the local lodgings make their own reservations. See this post 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.
25th annual – 2020 A.D.
Friday – Sunday
“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.