Vincennes to Oaktown – 19.2 miles
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Departing Vincennes: Pilgrims depart from Kimmell Park to begin the journey north. A few short miles out of Vincennes, the landscape opens to sweeping views of historic farms, fields of watermelons, forests, and creeks. Pilgrims greeted by singing school children along the way. The destination is Morris Chapel where pilgrims will also enjoy lunch. Mass will be celebrated at St. John’s Catholic Church in Vincennes, with a dinner theatre at the Red Skelton Museum and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Vincennes University.
As I Begin This Day
“Listening helps us to find the right gesture and word which shows that we are more than simply bystanders. Only through such respectful and compassionate listening can we enter on the paths of true growth and awaken a yearning for the Christian ideal: the desire to respond fully to God’s love and to bring to fruition what he has sown in our lives.”
Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel
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Walk with us, God. Our trek is not always easy, our vision shortsighted, our love often hidden. May we seek the deeper places where our compassion, our joy reflect You, the God who is Love. Amen.
Notre Dame, Our Mother,
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Questions for Reflection
- When have you been shown compassion?
- How might you express compassion to those in need this day?
- As I begin my pilgrimage today, this is my intention:
Gospel of the Day
When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and on the third day...
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.