Open to me the portals of repentence, O Christ our God.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Pilgrimage For Restoration 2007

My family and I had the great privilege of participating in the last two days of the 12th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration sponsored by the National Coalition of Clergy & Laity. The Pilgrimage is a 65 mile march from the lake of the Blessed Sacrament(lake George) to the Shrine of Our Lady of the North American Martyrs, Auriesville, New York.

A summary explanation of the pilgrimage is as follows-

"What is the Pilgrimage for Restoration?
In its twelfth year, the annual pilgrimage is a spiritual journey of the faithful to the place where Saints Isaac Jogues, René Goupil and John LaLande were martyred 365 years ago. It is conducted in honor of Christ Our King, for the restoration of new Christendom, and in reparation for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Invoking the intercession of America's saints and martyrs, we desire that the Catholic Faith restore every dimension of our lives: our hearts, families, workplaces, parishes, neighborhoods, cities, dioceses, the American nations.
The pilgrimage is an exercise of penance and prayer, of contradiction and restoration, having both a personal and social character. Modeled on the annual Pentecost pilgrimage to Notre-Dame de Chartres, France, we embrace the traditional doctrine & practice of Holy Church, with all its demands.
A special intention of the pilgrimage is the restoration of the Catholic family and the Latin litugical tradition. We hope thereby to show our attachment to the Church's Tradition and the riches it contains, not with the intention of reverting to some by-gone era, but rather of drawing benefits from the ancient sources and putting them to work in the world today."

The whole pilgrimage was capped off by a Solmn High Mass in the Extraordinary Rite at the Shrine of our lady of the North American Martyrs. A few photos.

The Walk-

More Photos To Come
Deo Gratias


Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

I nominated you for the Mathetes Award for Excellence in Discipleship. Check it out on my blog.

Ave Maria! said...

How do you find out about this pilgrimage every year? I'm from Vermont, so it wouldn't be that far from my home. is there a website where it is advertised? I'd be interested in coming some year. Let me know at my blog.