English:

There are here basic information about the pilgrimage

  1. WHAT is the Pilgrimage

    It is a religious activity to be fully immerse in your faith

  2. 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.

  3. HOW to participate

    Pray
    Prepare
    Sing up
    Walk

  4. SING UP

    Click HERE for the addresses where you can SING UP for the pilgrimage

  5. WHEN

    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.

  6. DISTANCE – Directions

    Saturday, August 12 – 22 miles

    –             FROM:
    8235 S South Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60617 (E 83rd St South Shore Drive, Chicago),
    –             TO:
    Our Lady of Ludźmierz in Muster (Carmelite Fathers)
    1628 Ridge Road
    Munster, IN 46321 – U.S.A
    www.carmelitefathers.com

    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

  7. PREPARATION

    more VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION in English  soon in Polish here

  8. MEDICAL instructions

    more VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION in English  soon in Polish here and on the sing up document

  9.  DO YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION?

    WRITE: pilgrimage@salvatorians.usCALL: (219) 487-4052 (Fr. Rafal)

  10. RIGHTS and OBLIGATIONS

    more VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION in English  soon in Polish here and on the sing up document

  11. Is the pilgrimage bilingual?

    The main language is Polish. There are prayers and talks in English too, but to a limited extent.

  12. 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,
    Jesus.
    Holy Mary, Mother of God,
    pray for us sinners,
    now and at the hour of our death.
    Amen.