Pilgrims supply their own cold meals for three days, including powdered coffee, hot chocolate, tea bags, instant hot breakfast cereal, as well as cups, plates, bowls, spoons et cetera at each meal. See Question #8, “What food should I bring, and how should I pack it?”, and Question #7, “What gear should I pack, and how should I pack it – and my tent?”.
Aided in particular by the ever-ready volunteers of the Company of St. René Goupîl’s organizers plan for and help pilgrims in many ways every step of the way.
Organizers supply pilgrims continuously with plenty of bottled water throughout, and supplement pilgrims’ meals with hot soup & bread in the evening and hot water & bread with jam at breakfast.
Organizers also supply portable toilets along the way.
The Company provides some first-aid for foot-sore, blistered pilgrims.
The volunteers also transport pilgrims’ gear from camp to camp.
And they shadow the column of walking pilgrims every step of the way, providing rides & rest to the weary.
They also help to prepare bivouacs along the way. Pilgrims assist one another — helping especially the women & children — to pitch tents.
They organize and lead pilgrims in ‘brigades’ of 25-35 pilgrims. And assist the sacred Clergy to concentrate on their ministry at holy Altar, to pilgrims in confession, and all along the way.
See this post for more about what organizers provide for pilgrims, and what the registration fee covers.
This year Friday and Saturday’s privately owned property and campsite 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, campers, or large vans at both private sites Friday, and Saturday.
On Friday, a free-will donation can be given directly to the property owner or to organizers (for the owner) on location.
On Saturday, parking RVs, campers or large vans incurs a fee, paid to Pop’s Lake Campground upon arrival.
On Sunday, to park an RV, camper or other vehicle on the grounds of the destination Shrine overnight, permission in writing must be obtained from the Shrine’s Pilgrimage & Events Coordinator, by writing to email@example.com.
Pilgrims wishing to overnight in the local lodgings make their own reservations. See this page for a few local options.
Pilgrimage for Restoration
Come to restore. The rest will come.
27th annual – 2022 A.D.
Friday – Sunday
“Now is the acceptable time.”
Listen to and learn the Songs of Pilgrimage!
“No one makes pilgrimage alone.”
Oremus pro invicem.
In unione orationum.
Ad majorem Dei gloriam.