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

Sunday, January 6, 2008

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antonia said...

nice! what was the event?

SyrianCatholic said...
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SyrianCatholic said...

Hi Antonia,

It was the annual Pilgrimage for Restoration in up-state New York.
It's a 70 mile march to the shrine of the North American Martyrs.

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(Tridentine Mass). 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.