Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Benedictine Hills Pilgrimage

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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 18, 2014.

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 monastic communities.

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 Church.

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 weather

If you would like to download a pilgrimage lesson plan as a PDF,  click here.

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