Day 3

Wednesday, August 16

Pimento to Bridgeton - 31 miles

Increasing Chance of Showers Throughout the Day with High Temperatures

Terre Haute area: The journey leads pilgrims just west of Terre Haute and near Holy Rosary Catholic Church then into timeless Parke County. This is Indiana’s “covered bridge country.” Pilgrims will end the day’s trek at Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge. Mass is celebrated at the pilgrim’s hotel with dinner and beer tasting at the restored historic Terre Haute Brewing Company.  


View Fr. Austin Collin’s reflection on Stewardship

As I Begin This Day

“Our Lady said yes for the human race. Each one of us must echo that yes for our lives. We are all asked if we will surrender what we are, our humanity, our flesh and blood, to the Holy Spirit and allow Christ to fill the emptiness formed by the particular shape of our life.”

Caryll Houselander, The Reed of God

"My intention is to give myself entirely and without compromise to whatever work God wants to perform in me and through me." -- Thomas Merton

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175 Mass

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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"Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." -- 1Peter 4:10
Saint Matthew Stayer Center chapel

Saint Matthew Stayer Center chapel


God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. Amen.

Notre Dame, Our Mother,

Questions for Reflection

  • How might you surrender your plans this day to allow space for God?
  • How might you listen more clearly to God’s call?
  • As I begin my pilgrimage today, this is my intention:

Gospel of the Day

If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not... 

MATTHEW 18:15-20

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"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" -- Acts 20:35

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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