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How to afford pilgrimage, The traditional Way.

Alms for Palms

  1. Exchanging a benefactor’s alms for a pilgrim’s palms folded in prayer & penance is an intregal part of pilgrimage journey. Since time immemorial pilgrims have depended on the charity of fellow Christians for food, supplies, lodging, transportation — with prayers and penances given in return. Pilgrimage without sponsorship is, traditionally, unknown.

The idea is for pilgrims to beg benefactors to provide them directly with the cash to cover the costs of pilgrimage. In exchange, the pilgrim promises to bring the intentions of his benefactors to the destination shrine in prayer & penance along The Way.

Pilgrims and their sponsors can also use the alms for palms webform to pay the registration fee — which allows the pilgrim to walk without taxing his budget and the sponsor to walk away with a tax deduction.

In that way no soul or family need be turned away from the pilgrimage for want of material means, including a registration fee.

Pilgrimage for Restoration

2019 A.D.

-- 24th annual --

Friday - Sunday
27-29 September

A traditional walking pilgrimage

from the Lake of the Blessed Sacrament
at Lake George Village, NY

to the Shrine of Our Lady's Martyrs of New France
at Auriesville, NY

Come to restore. The rest will come.

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