The 4th Annual Pilgrimage of New York is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd, 2013. The pilgrimage walk begins at the Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and ends thirteen miles south with a “Pilgrim’s Mass” at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The Seton shrine is located in the Financial District. Pilgrims will walk thirteen miles between the two shrines making stops at five different churches. During this Year of Faith, the Pilgrimage walk highlights devotion to Mary, Our Blessed Mother. The pilgrims will stop at three churches named in honor of Our Lady, (Our Lady of Esperanza, Notre Dame, and Our Lady of Good Counsel) one named in honor of an apparition of Our Lady, (Our Lady of Guadaloupe) and the third, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which has a Chapel to our Lady. In an interview for the Catholic PRWire, Mario Bruschi, Director of the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Young Adults said, “Now in our fourth year, this pilgrimage is quickly becoming a cherished tradition during the Lenten season. It’s a completely unique way to experience New York; the pilgrimage is spiritually and historically rich, great exercise, and, not least of all, fun!” There is no charge to participate in the pilgrimage which is open to everyone of any age or religion. The rain date for the Pilgrimage is Saturday, September 14th, 2013. To register or for more information, visit the Pilgrimage website.
Submitted by: A. Schwelm, Assistant Library Director