Day 4

Thursday, August 17

Bridgeton to Crawfordsville – 32.9 miles

High of 83° and 60% Chance of Rain

Covered Bridges: Pilgrims depart Bridgeton and continue through Parke County, known for its iconic covered bridges. The journey includes three more covered bridges as we travel through the city of Rockville, the county seat. Lunch is lakeside at Rockville Lake Park, followed by biking through Amish country. Mass and Dinner enjoyed at Stone Creek Lodge in Crawfordsville, followed by a screening of the movie Hoosiers.


View Fr. Bob Dowd’s reflection on Patience

As I Begin This Day

“I sympathize with your sufferings my dear daughter [Mary]. But do not lose sight of the fact that this is now the omen of a future full of blessings, and that the cross alone can sanctify us, save us, and make us useful for the salvation of others.”

Blessed Basil Moreau

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." -- Galatians 6:9

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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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"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." -- Romans 12:12
Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well<br>O'Shaugnessy Hall

Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well
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Today I will thank you, Lord, for leading me toward love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness. Amen.

Notre Dame, Our Mother,

Questions for Reflection

  • What has prevented you from hearing the Word of God?
  • How might you remove those obstacles?
  • As I begin my pilgrimage today, this is my intention:

Gospel of the Day

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but...

MATTHEW 18:21-19:1

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"Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices." -- St. Teresa of Avila

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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