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The video comes from the film the Walk of Faith by Matthew Marzorati.      

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WALKING PILGRIMAGE

Pilgrimage can be a life-changing, transformational 

experience


The roots of the pilgrimage to venerate the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa reach back hundreds of years into the devotional life of the Polish people. The American Czestochowa, located near Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was dedicated in 1966. Twenty-two years later, the very first walking pilgrims in the United States departed from St. Peter & Paul Church in Great Meadows, New Jersey, to venerate the “Black Madonna“. The journey is almost 60 miles long. Thousands make the journey. All ages, from the grandparents to young children, walk for four days and camp out during nights in forests and on farmland.

Today, thousands of pilgrims make the journey. The walk is nearly 60 miles long and lasts for 4 days and 3 nights. During the 3 nights, the pilgrims camp out in state parks and on farmland.

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

Psalm 84:5

3 Start Points:


GREAT MEADOWS, NJ

TRENTON, NJ

PHILADELPHIA, PA


I was taking part of Pilgrimage for the first time this year and it was an amazing experience. Not only you feel closer to God but you feel love & unity of people, priests spiritual guidence is wonderful but most of all you get to appreciate showers of blessing we are given every day of our lives. I would highly recommend it.

Pilgrim

Pilgrimage Details

For this year’s pilgrimage dates:

www.walkingpilgrimage.us
www.franciscanfriars.com


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“Walking Pilgrimage”


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