Via Rorate Caeli (May 10, 2013) from JUVENTUTEM MICHIGAN (May 7, 2013).
Young adult Catholics to walk and pray for Christian Culture
On Pentecost Sunday and Pentecost Monday, May 19th and 20th, Catholic young adults from across the state will walk from Lowell (in the Diocese of Grand Rapids) to Westphalia (in the Diocese of Lansing), camping in Ionia along the way.
A map of the 33 mile route can be found [below, and] on the pilgrimage website and on the Facebook page.
A pilgrimage is a journey made to a holy place or shrine for the sanctification of the pilgrim; with the purpose of venerating a saint or martyr associated with the site; to pray to God; to ask for supernatural aid; to give thanks for favors received; or to discharge a religious obligation. The arduous journey, offered joyfully to God, represents our spiritual pilgrimage to the Heavenly City.
The focus of this pilgrimage is Christian Culture – pilgrims will both make concrete efforts towards Christian Culture in our liturgies and celebrations en route and will pray that God would inspire each of them as to how he or she might best win the culture for Christ when the pilgrimage has been completed.