Saturday, October 19,
The men's and women's Benedictine
communities of Monastery Immaculate Conception and Saint Meinrad
Archabbey are co-sponsoring a pilgrimage for youth and young adults
on the afternoon of Saturday, October 19, 2013.
The day's events will begin at 12 noon (CDT) at the Archabbey
Church of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana.
Following a brief prayer for pilgrims, we will walk the six miles
along country roads to Monastery Immaculate Conception, stopping
along the way at Monte Cassino Shrine for prayer and an opportunity
for pilgrims to present their pilgrimage intentions.
Pilgrims will arrive at the Monastery Church at Ferdinand for
Vespers at 5 p.m. (EDT), followed by a cookout with members of both
Bring your youth group, campus ministry group or Newman Center
community, or come as an individual pilgrim and meet other pilgrims
to walk with. Groups are encouraged to bring a banner or standard
to walk with and to use in the procession into the Monastery
The cost is $7 per pilgrim (to be collected upon arrival) to
cover the cost of supper (lunch is not provided).
What to bring:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Snacks or bottled water for the walk
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, warm or cool clothes, depending on the
If you would like to download a pilgrimage lesson plan as
a PDF, click here.
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