From a place of peace, to a home of peace…
August 6-13 2016
Since 2002, in early August, a group of pilgrims journey from the Ignatius Jesuit Centre to the Jesuit Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland – place that honours early Jesuit missionaries who introduced Christianity to the Huron Wendat Nation.
Organizers of the Walking Pilgrimage truly appreciate the ongoing support and involvement of the Jesuits. Their spiritual leadership has been invaluable to the ongoing success of this unique event.
Walking Pilgrimage is about:
- nourishing your spirituality
- enjoying the great outdoors
- getting great exercise – 20 to 30 km per day!
- having fun and enjoying good company
Those who walk the Guelph-to-Midland pilgrimage find it to be a unique and grace-filled experience. For eight days pilgrims pray, sing, laugh, and share stories with others as they journey; not always easy, it is always rewarding.
Other groups from within the Hamilton and Toronto Dioceses also walk to Midland and as the week progresses these groups converge so that hundreds arrive together at Midland on the last day. As the groups merge, tired and weary bodies are re-energized and spirits are strengthened by the mingling of new pilgrims.
Join us, as we cast off routine and for eight days acquiesce to a community of higher purpose. All ages are invited. Participate for a day, two days, or for the entire trip!