Day 5

Friday, August 18

Crawfordsville to Lafayette – 41.1 miles

Mostly Sunny with a High of 83°

Crawfordsville: The journey follows Sugar Creek through Montgomery County. The day includes beautiful views of running water, War of 1812 and Revolutionary War gravesite visits, and much natural beauty as we approach our lunch destination west of Crawfordsville. Pilgrims will later travel through “Hickory” where the opening scene of the movie Hoosiers was filmed. Pilgrims celebrate mass at Pioneer Chapel at Wabash College and enjoy dinner on the campus.

Humility

View Fr. Steve Newton’s reflection on Humility

As I Begin This Day

“It is easy to think that humility is the downplaying of our talents, but true humility is the simple acknowledgment of who we are before God. It is knowing both our talents and our struggles and desiring to use them in God’s service. Humility allows God to work through us.”

Rev. Brian Ching, C.S.C.
Director, Old College Undergraduate Seminary

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom." -- James 3:13

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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 completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." -- Ephesians 4:2
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Log Chapel

Prayer

God of truth, help me to live with humility, giving thanks for my talents, accepting my struggles, and allowing my whole life to serve you. Amen.

Notre Dame, Our Mother,
PRAY FOR US

Questions for Reflection

  • In what ways do you find practicing humility - acknowledging your talents and your struggles - difficult?
  • How are you being called to allow your talents and your struggles to serve God?
  • As I begin my pilgrimage today, this is my intention:

Gospel of the Day

Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” “Haven’t you read...

MATTHEW 19:3-12

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"True humility is the simple acknowledgment of who we are before God. It is knowing both our talents and our struggles and desiring to use them in God’s service." -- Rev. Brian Ching, CSC

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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