Benedictine Hills youth pilgrimage planned for Oct. 13
Saturday, October 13
Time: Begins at 1 p.m. EDT
The men’s and women’s Benedictine communities of Monastery
Immaculate Conception and Saint Meinrad Archabbey are co-sponsoring
a youth pilgrimage to take place the afternoon of Saturday, October
The day’s events will begin at 1 p.m. (EDT) at the monastery
church of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, IN.
Following a brief prayer for pilgrims, the group will walk the six
miles along country roads to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad,
IN, stopping along the way at Monte Cassino Shrine for prayer and
Pilgrims will arrive at the Archabbey Church at Saint Meinrad
for Vespers at 5 p.m. (CDT), followed by a cookout with members of
both monastic communities.
The Benedictine Hills pilgrimage is open to parish youth groups,
campus ministry groups or Newman Center communities, as well as
individuals who wish to join the walk. Groups are encouraged to
bring a banner or standard to walk with and to use in the
procession into the Archabbey Church. Awards will be given for the
most creative standards.
The cost is $7 per pilgrim (to be collected upon arrival) to
cover the cost of supper. Participants are asked to bring
comfortable walking shoes, snacks or bottled water for the walk,
sunglasses, sunscreen, and warm or cool clothes, depending on the
Pilgrims are asked to register at
and to check the websites in case of rain: www.saintmeinrad.org or www.thedome.org.