Day 10

Wednesday, August 23

Culver to Plymouth - 15 miles

Clear Skies and a High of 72°

Culver: Pilgrims will walk through green forests and prairies along Indiana’s second largest natural lake, Lake Maxinkuckee. We’ll walk through “tunnel road” of trees and then visit historic Culver Academies. Pilgrims will cross the “Logansport Gates” tribute to cadets who, in 1913, rescued approximately 1,500 people from the flooded waters south in Logansport. As a symbol of their appreciation, the grateful residents of Logansport presented the Logansport Gate to the Academy in 1914. We will then pass the statue of Chief Menominee just south of Plymouth on our way to Pretty Lake.

Zeal

View Fr. Pete McCormick’s reflection on Zeal

As I Begin This Day

“Zeal is that flame of burning desire which one feels to make God known, loved, and served, and thus save souls… Our zeal is always guided by charity, everything is done with strength and gentleness: strength because we are courageous and unshakable in the midst of pain, difficulty and trials…and with gentleness because we have the tenderness of our Divine Model.”

Blessed Basil Moreau

"Zeal is that flame of burning desire which one feels to make God known, loved, and served, and thus save souls." -- Blessed Basil Moreau

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Mass for Mary, Seat of Wisdom Homily offered by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

Author: Notre Dame Trail

Opening of the Academic Year Mass in Celebration of Notre Dame's 175th Anniversary On November 26, 1842, Fr. Sorin and a few companions arrived in South Bend after an over-250 mile trek from Vincennes. He had good reason to rest after the long trip, but he insisted on making the three-mile walk to campus that very day. He arrived here, as you walkers arrived today, and was overwhelmed with the beauty of the campus that, unlike today, was covered in fresh snow.…

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"Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord." -- Titus 2:14
Blessed Basil Moreau <br>Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering chapel

Blessed Basil Moreau
Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering chapel

Prayer

God of generosity and love, we come before you with open hands and hungry hearts. Fill us with the fire of your Holy Spirit and a desire to know, love, and serve you with zeal. Give us strength for our journey and help us to imitate your generosity. Make us unshakable in the midst of pain, difficulty, and trials, and fill our hearts with the example of gentleness and tenderness you have given us, your children. Amen.

Notre Dame, Our Mother,
PRAY FOR US

Questions for Reflection

  • What holds me back from being more zealous in my life? How can I, as Blessed Basil Moreau invites, further embody both charity and zeal in my personal and professional life?
  • When have I been jealous of others’ treatment as the workers are in today’s Gospel? When have I been the one who worked all day and when have I been the latecomer? How can I further imitate the generous love and mercy that God has shown me?
  • As I begin my pilgrimage today, this is my intention:

Gospel of the Day

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. “About nine...

MATTHEW 20:1-16

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"Our zeal is always guided by charity, everything is done with strength and gentleness: strength because we are courageous and unshakable in the midst of pain, difficulty and trials...and with gentleness because we have the tenderness of our Divine Model." -- Blessed Basil Moreau

The Journey

Map of trail from Vincennes to Notre Dame

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.

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