The Boy Scouts of America LaSalle Council created a special ND Trail and 175 anniversary patch. Scouts and their families can learn more and register at https://www.lasallecouncilbsa.org/nd175trail
Celebrating 175 Years
August 13-26, 2017
In the tradition of Father Sorin’s inspirational journey and intrepid spirit—our Notre Dame spirit—we will retrace his journey from Vincennes to Notre Dame. We will travel those miles in a collective renewal of our determination, to rededicate ourselves to Notre Dame’s mission to seek God, study the world, and serve humanity—to boldly lead the way into the new chapters of our story.
Experience the history of the C.S.C. and live the mission of Notre Dame as you journey together with fellow pilgrims. Enjoy Indiana's natural beauty, landscapes, hiking trails, rivers, lakes, and wildlife. Learn from storytellers about the western frontier of the United States, missionaries from Europe, and indigenous people. Preview the anticipated Itinerary.
Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in the Holy Cross Heritage Pilgrimage in France with eighteen Notre Dame colleagues from the Division of Student Affairs. The three main requisites for making a pilgrimage are the belief that God responds to prayer, the conviction that grace is present in a special way at holy sites, and the desire to make a sacred journey. I was hopeful on all three fronts! I believed that God would respond to my personal prayers and that of those I was carrying with me to France; I believed that there was grace to be found in the places where Blessed Basil Moreau and Father Edward Sorin lived and prayed; and I was making a sacred journey to help create a sacred journey – the Notre Dame Trail.