Day 7

Sunday, August 20

Battleground to Logansport – 38.2 miles

Mostly Sunny with a High of 89°

Day of Confluence: We travel back in time and witness the flowing together of water and cultures; through Prophetstown State Park located where the Tippecanoe River meets the Wabash. The park's landscape has been shaped by glaciers, moving water, fire and human hands that helped maintain the vast tall prairie grass. Native American people hunted and lived along the two rivers for thousands of years. We’ll then hike to the Wabash Erie Canal, built by Irish Immigrants in late 1830s in Delphi, and bike along the historic Towpath Road into Logansport at the joining of the Eel and Wabash rivers.


View Fr. Nate Wills’ reflection on Sorrow

As I Begin This Day

“There stood by the Cross of Jesus his mother Mary, who knew grief and was a Lady of Sorrows. She is our special patroness, a woman who bore much she could not understand and who stood fast. To her many sons and daughters, whose devotions ought to bring them often to her side, she tells much of this daily cross and its daily hope.”

Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross, 8:120

"My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word." -- Psalms 119:28

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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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"Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." -- Matthew 11:28
Our Lady of Sorrows <br>Cedar Grove Cemetery

Our Lady of Sorrows
Cedar Grove Cemetery


Merciful God, console me in my sorrow and help me to see and alleviate unnecessary suffering in the world around me. When I cannot take away others’ pain, help me to accompany them as Mary did Jesus, trusting and hoping in You. I pray this prayer through Jesus Christ and His mother Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows. Amen.

Notre Dame, Our Mother,

Questions for Reflection

  • What sorrows am I carrying and how can I allow God and others to accompany, console, and heal me in my suffering?
  • How am I being called to alleviate the suffering of others and to accompany those whose suffering I cannot take away?
  • As I begin my pilgrimage today, this is my intention:

Gospel of the Day

Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David,have mercy on me! My daughter...

MATTHEW 15:21-28

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"See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done." -- 2 Corinthians 7:11

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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