URGENT prayers for speedy, miraculous recovery of the Father of pilgrim-organizer Rory Burke – Pilgrimage 2020

NOTE: This post originally wrongly reported Rory, Mr. Burke’s son, as the victim of the auto accident. I beg pardon of The Burke Family and pilgrim-friends for the error. — G. Lloyd, Director

With profound sadness news touches fellow pilgrims far and wide, telling of dreadful, life-threatening injuries to pilgrim and Father of generous veteran organizer Rory Burke of Baltimore, Maryland. Read More

another short step, long on savings – groups, families, individuals still register in July at deep discounts for Pilgrimage 2020

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Deep discounts for timely registration of a group, family, or individual making pilgrimage more than one day continues throughout July.

(There is still no fee to register for Sunday-only.)

Deepest discounts kick-in once three or more pilgrims register together online, and remit the fees in one transaction by PayPal or in one check. Read More

“In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.” Jn. xvi:33

“These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.” Jn. xvi, 33

Christ is risen! Truly he is risen!

The following is a good word from Pilgrimage Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, who addressed the following lines via e-mail this morning to his Roman flock at St. Stephen of Hungary Parish in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

As we are subjected to yet more weeks of social distancing, it is important to remember that fear has been used in every Read More

Download the pilgrims’ daily prayer, composed by St. Nicholas of Flüe

“Pray without ceasing.” It’s never too early to join fellow pilgrims in prayer. To make it easier to remember and recite the short prayer each day, every pilgrim is asked to print it out, post it to the refrigerator in the kitchen, leave it at one’s night table next to the bed, tape it to the mirror in the bathroom … Ok, you get the point.

So, click here to download the prayer of St Nicholas of Flüe.

Spread the word, too!

Post the file to your Facebook page or blog.

Print it out, and take copies to your parish or church events, and distribute them to friends, family, parishioners, and fellow Catholics everywhere.

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dates of milestone 25th annual Pilgrimage

Dates for Pilgrimage 2020 are, as is the custom, the last weekend in September.

This year the traditional feast of the martyrs of New France, September 26, occurs directly in the midst of pilgrimage, on Saturday.

Friday – Sunday, 25 – 27 September 2020 A.D.

Check back soon to download the pilgrims’ prayer, and for announcements of very special events.

Come to restore. The rest will come.

additional instructions for CAMPERS staying at Lake George Battleground Campground Thursday night

Campers staying Thursday night at the Battleground Campground at Lake George ARE OBLIGED, naturally, to keep their own campsite and all the campground clean and orderly, including the public bathrooms.

Every camper must observe the quiet time from 10:0pm til 07:00am. That means LIGHTS OUT and that no one beyond your site, in an adjacent site, may hear you make any noise after 10:00pm Thursday evening until 07:00 Friday morning.

Please spread the word.

The pilgrimage does not begin until Friday morning. Every camper who overnights at the Battleground Campground is responsible to pay the fee to the campground authorities, and to comport himself peaceably and with every respect to the law, to good order, to public authorities and all others who visit the place.

ATTENTION CAMPERS! – Instructions for staying at Lake George Battleground Campground Thursday night

Not everyone overnights Thursday at the same accommodations, but IF YOU ARE STAYING THURSDAY NIGHT at the Lake George BATTLEGROUND CAMPGROUND it is best to pre-book/to reserve your stay there.

(Campers who stay at the Battleground Campground Thursday must pay their own way to overnight there. The pilgrimage does not begin until Friday morning.)

Click here, to reserve your camp site.

https://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/lake%20george%20battleground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=122

You may also pay the camping fee there in person, at the entrance to to the Battleground Campground.

Upwards of six campers may overnight per site, and split the site fee.

The pilgrimage does not begin until Friday morning. Every camper who overnights at the Battleground Campground is responsible to pay the fee to the campground authorities, and to comport himself peaceably and with every respect to the law, to good order, to public authorities and all others who visit the place.

Songs of Pilgrimage on CD, and pilgrims’ prayer & hymn booklet

As every pilgrim has surely noticed … just a minute into step-off … the Pilgrimage is a prayerful, musical event.

The pilgrimage’s traditional hymns & Mass of the Blessed Virgin are available on CD.

The songs are sung a capella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), so you and your family & friends can learn by singing along.

Click here to download sample MP3s of the songs & hymns, gratis.

Click here to order your copy of these beautiful and inspiring hymns.

Click here to order the companion Pilgrims’ Handbook, over 20 pages of lyrics to follow along — and pages of traditional prayers of pilgrimage.

Register today to sing & pray on pilgrimage yourself!

Hymns, songs and story on the official Pilgrimage for Restoration recording – on CD

  1.   Martyrs’ Story
  2.   Crown Him with Many Crowns
  3.   Immaculate Mary
  4.   Faith of Our Fathers
  5.   Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above
  6.   For All the Saints
  7.   Daily, Daily, Sing to Mary
  8.   Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  9.   Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
  10.   To Jesus Christ, Our Sov’reign King
  11.   Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
  12.   Kyrie
  13.   Gloria
  14.   Sanctus
  15.   Agnus Dei
  16.   Credo
  17.   Pater Noster
  18.   O Sacred Head Surrounded
  19.   Soul of My Savior
  20.   Ave Verum Corpus
  21.   Panis Angelicus
  22.   Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All
  23.   Adoramus te Christe
  24.   O Lord, I Am Not Worthy
  25.   O Sanctissima, O Piisima
  26.   Adoro te Devote
  27.   Pange Lingua
  28.   O Salutaris Hostia
  29.   Veni Creator Spiritus
  30.   A Huron Carol
  31.   Ave Maria (Schubert)
  32.   Ave Maria (Chartres)
  33.   Sing Praise to Our Creator
  34.   Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
  35.   Salve Regina
  36.   O Sacred Head Surrounded (reprise)
  37.   Holy God, We Praise Thy Name

Click here to order the companion Pilgrims’ Handbook, over 20 pages of lyrics and prayers of pilgrimage.

Register today to sing & pray on pilgrimage yourself

24th annual

Friday – Sunday
September 27-29, 2019 A.D.

“Nobody makes pilgrimage alone.”
“In unione orationum.”
Now is the acceptable time.
Ad majorem Dei gloriam.”

Now is the time to register to pilgrimage to Auriesville. Register on this page. It’s simple and easy.

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!