There are here basic information about the pilgrimage
WHAT is the Pilgrimage
It is a religious activity to be fully immerse in your faith
WHY POLISH Walking Marian Pilgrimage
It is an ancient Christian tradition to walk to the tombs of saints (Santiago de Compostella) or place of a special meaning to Christians. In Poland there a more then 300 years old tradition to walk to the Our Lady of Czestochowa. We do the same in USA. One of the pilgrimages is from Chicago to Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Merrillville, Indiana.
HOW to participate
August 12-13, 2017
The opening Eucharist is in the St. Michael Church at 7:30 AM
8235 S South Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60617 (E 83rd St South Shore Drive, Chicago)
The Walk stars right after.
DISTANCE – Directions
Saturday, August 12 – 22 miles
8235 S South Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60617 (E 83rd St South Shore Drive, Chicago),
Our Lady of Ludźmierz in Muster (Carmelite Fathers)
1628 Ridge Road
Munster, IN 46321 – U.S.A
Sunday, August 13 – 11 miles
7:00 am – We leave Munster
about 1:30 pm we arrive to the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine
2:00 pm – Holy Eucharist – by Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, Bishop of Gary
DO YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION?
WRITE: firstname.lastname@example.orgCALL: (219) 487-4052 (Fr. Rafal)
RIGHTS and OBLIGATIONS
Is the pilgrimage bilingual?
The main language is Polish. There are prayers and talks in English too, but to a limited extent.
Please, now is time to start to PRAY for your intentions and of other pilgrims:
Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.