Truth even in clouds can get dry

Is floating with ideas in the clouds getting dry?

When we’re at our best, we students pursue truth for a vocation. We’re in our books and college bubble.

Why not take the time to walk with the Truth Himself, living, walking, breathing? Not confined to books or our minds, Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, is the completion of our life as students.

How about moving beyond acknowledgement of that fact and taking steps to actually live it?

And why not take several of those steps on the Pilgrimage for Restoration 2011?

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In the footsteps of Martyrs

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Looks inviting, eh? Imagine: real life on pilgrimage just got even better.

New dates & days in 2011 mean you too can have ‘the time of your life’ over a ‘long weekend’, Friday through Sunday, instead of a whole week away as in years past.

That makes it lots easier for collegians, home-schoolers & high-schoolers, working families and just about everybody to participate.

Now 12.5 miles shorter and following a more direct route, it’s also easier than ever for pilgrims to join up the last day, just like most pilgrims do at our model and inspiration, the Paris-to-Chartres Pentecost Pilgrimage in France.

There’s something in the works for everybody.

Click here to check it out.

The 16th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration is scheduled for 23-25 September 2011.

Songs of Pilgrimage and free MP3s

As you might have noticed — for example, from the video in yesterday’s post (below), the Pilgrimage is a prayerful, musical event.

Hymns, songs, and a story of the Pilgrimage are available, all on the official Pilgrimage for Restoration recording — on CD and cassette.

A listing of the 33 tracks of Songs of Pilgrimage can be found here.

Order the CD or cassette here.

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“Talitha cumi!” Mk. v:41

In your charity, please pray for another fellow pilgrim-family in need – The Rakuses of New Jersey, whose 6-year old darling Liz has a serious brain tumor. They were told it was beyond treatment. Nonetheless they are at St. Jude’s Hospital in Tennessee, where they are attempting therapy.

May Our most Merciful Lord Christ, risen from the dead, take this little girl by the hand and heal her as he gave new life to the little daughter of Jairus.

“And taking the maiden by the hand, he saith to her: Talitha cumi, which is, being interpreted: Damsel (I say to thee) arise.” Mark v:41, Luke viii:54 Read More

Kirk! How can you smile at a time like this?

To answer that headline question: probably because he has an old habit of laughing at his own suffering-self.

In your charity, please pray for the speedy & complete recovery of fellow pilgrim and founding co-organizer of the Pilgrimage, Mr. Kirk Kanzenbach of Athelstane, Wisconsin.

We are informed (thanks to fellow pilgrim, Mrs. Dennis Mitchell) that our faithful pilgrimage friend was injured on April 28 while cutting down a tree. According to an initial report, Kirk has suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, spinal compression, and some paralysis of his right arm etc. Read More

A pilgrimage of vocations

vocations pilgrimageBoth Priests flanking His Excellency, Bishop Finn of Kansas City – St. Joseph, have made the Pilgrimage for Restoration as clerics. Two of the young Nuns made the Pilgrimage before taking the Veil.

To which state in the pilgrimage of life is God calling you? (Or your children? Or grandchildren?)

How to persevere, amidst so many trials, in the state to which God has already called you?

Why not make pilgrimage this autumn, and ask God yourself.

You can also ask His sacred Priests and other consecrated souls to teach you the art of listening … and of restoring your soul, by grace.

Then listen during the long periods of silence along the way. And rest.

To ask the pilgrims to pray for you by name, or to sponsor a pilgrim, click here.

Pilgrimage for Restoration, 2011   September 23 – 25.  Come to restore. The rest will come.

In your charity, remember fellow pilgrims

It is with deepest sympathy for the Sica Family that we ask all pilgrims to remember in prayer fellow-pilgrims Bob & his sons, Mrs. Sica and all the Family & friends who mourn the sudden loss of the Sica’s newborn infant daughter.

Mary Catherine Elizabeth was baptized and died only days later of unknown causes last month.

Surely the hope of eternal paradise for so pure a soul as the angels must be of great consolation to the parents and Family. We ask all pilgrims and men of good will to pray that God strengthen the Sicas in faith, and deal with them most mercifully during the present trial.

“And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.” (Rom. viii:28)

Those wishing to send a card of condolence may e-mail the Pilgrimage Director for the Sica’s postal address.