Saturday, June 1, 2019

Were not our hearts burning within us while He spoke to us on the way…
Luke 24:32

The road is beautiful for the one who walks; the road id beautiful for the one who sets out; beautiful is the road that leads you home, where they are already waiting for you.
– Claudio Chieffo, “La strada”

The Pilgrimage is a wonderful opportunity to learn to wait for the Lord day and night and to be able to recognize Christ who, coming out to meet us, evokes in us the need to be forgiven, tears us away from our distraction and draws us to Him anew, as He did with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
– Fr. Julian Carrón

A pilgrimage is a symbol of life; it makes us think that life is to walk … Walk with joy and walk also when the heart is sad, but always walk.
– Pope Fransis


7:00 a.m. near the pedestrian underpass at the Promontory Point
Hyde Park - Lake Shore Drive

7:00 a.m. | Gather. The pilgrimage booklets will be distributed.
7:10 a.m. | Introduction and Morning Prayer

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If you park near the Promontory Point area, please note that you will have to arrange for transportation back to your car.

The walk begins at 7:30 a.m.

Tentative route along the Lakefront Trail:

  • Promontory Point
    7:00 a.m.

  • Burnham Park (@ 31st St. Beach)
    9:30 a.m. (short stop)

  • Shedd Aquarium | LUNCH
    11:00 a.m. (1 hour stop)

  • Buckingham Fountain
    Short stop around 12:30 p.m.

  • Jane Adams Memorial Park /Ohio St. Beach
    Short stop around 1:15 p.m.

  • LaSalle Dr./Stockton Dr. park area
    Afternoon prayer around 1:30 p.m.

  • Cabrini Shrine (via Lincoln Park)
    Arrival approximately 3:00 p.m.

Approximate walking distance is 12 miles. Please bring rosary, your own boxed lunch and water.

The route is subject to change. The pilgrimage will take place regardless of weather conditions.

4:00 p.m. Mass at the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

3:00-3:15 p.m. | Arriving at the Shrine
Prayer in silence, Mother Cabrini Room visitation, confession
4:00 p.m. | Mass
4:45 p.m. | Tour of the Shrine
5:00 p.m. | The Shrine closes

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is a Catholic Shrine dedicated to the first American Citizen Saint and Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants.

Click here to visit Cabrini Shrine website

PARKING and public transportation
There is limited parking available at the Shrine.

Sister pilgrimage to Pellegrinaggio Macerata-Loreto