A “typical” walking day

  • 6 am – wake-up and pack up tents
  • 7 am – Mass
  • 7:30 am – breakfast
  • 8:20 am – spiritual input
  • 8:30 am – begin walking
  • 10:15 am – having traveled 5.5 km: morning break
  • 12 noon – having traveled another 5.5 km: lunch
  • 2:30 pm – having traveled another 5 km: afternoon break
  • 4 pm – having traveled another 4 km: arrive at destination for the day
  • 6 pm – supper
  • 7 pm – spiritual group sharing
  • 11 pm – lights out
  • Total distance – approximately 20 km

Dates & lodging

  • Day 1 – 20 km – camping at St. Peter’s Church grounds in Oustic
  • Day 2 – 27.5 km – Reid’s family home
  • Day 3 – 22 km – Valley of Mother of God
  • Day 4 – 25 km – camping at Gibson Farms, Alliston
  • Day 5 – 28 km – camping at Tiffin Conservation Area (Rainbow Valley Rd.)
  • Day 6 – 26 km – camping at St. Patrick Church, Phelpston
  • Day 7 – 28 km – camping at St. Ignace II (1645 Rosemount Rd.
  • Day 8 – 14 km – arrive at Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland
  • Note – locations are subject to change

Planning Committee

  • Robin Fishburn
  • Karen Dysart
  • Fr. Roger Yaworski, SJ (Spiritual Leadership)
  • Stephen Wright (Spiritual Leadership)
  • Penny McCabe
  • Marisa Comacchio
  • Sylvia Zamin
  • Sean Farrelly

Contributions

The organizers of the Walking Pilgrimage are most grateful to the many volunteers and companies whom have given so freely of their time, goods and services.  God bless them all!

Meals & food

A sincere thanks to our gracious volunteers who provided food and prepared meals which nourished us on our journey.

  • Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate Parish, Guelph – Catholic Women’s League
  • Holy Rosary Parish, Guelph – Catholic Women’s League
  • Sacred Heart Church – Bazaar Committee
  • St. John’s Parish, Guelph – Catholic Women’s League
  • St. Joseph’s Parish, Guelph – Knights of Columbus
  • The Italian-Canadian Club, Guelph
  • St. Joseph’s Parish, Acton
  • Zehrs Market, Eramosa Rd., Guelph
  • John & Marcia Stevers – Blue Haven Farm, Rockwood
  • Loyola House, Guelph

Hospitality

Many thanks to our gracious hosts who welcomed us so warmly on our journey.

  • Jim & Cathy Reid, Orangeville
  • Gibson Family, Alliston
  • Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Alliston
  • The Valley of the Mother of God Monastery, Orangeville
  • Mount Alverno Retreat Centre, Orangeville
  • St. Peter’s Church, Oustic
  • John & Yole Ostetto, Guelph
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority – Tiffin Conservation Area, Utopia
  • Greg & Una McWatt, Springwater Township
  • The Martyrs’ Shrine, St. Ignace II, Midland

Other Supporters