Sunday, August 13

Vincennes to Vincennes - 1.8 miles

83° and Partly Cloudy

Arrival in Vincennes: Core pilgrims travel from Notre Dame to Vincennes. Pilgrims will celebrate mass at the same place where Fr. Sorin and the Brothers first gave thanks upon their arrival in 1841. Following mass, pilgrims walk together along the first two miles through downtown and admire the beautiful Wabash River, which will be our guide north. Dinner enjoyed on the banks of the river in Kimmell Park, which will include brief remarks from Fr. Jenkins, Mayor Joe Yochum, and Governor Holcomb, who will provide pilgrims with a passport stamp representing Vincennes.


See what Joseph V. Corpora, C.S.C. has to say about Faith

As I Begin This Day

“For those who live by faith, the cross is a treasure more valuable than gold and precious stones.”

Blessed Basil Moreau
founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." -- Hebrews 11:1

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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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"And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?’ Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm." -- Matthew 8:26
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes


Lord, help us to believe in our heart and soul what we may not experience through our human senses. Help us to embrace this pilgrimage with the unwavering faith of a child. Amen.

Notre Dame, Our Mother,

Questions for Reflection

  • In what or whom do I believe?
  • When has my faith been tested?
  • How might I strengthen my faith in God and share my belief with family and friends?
  • As I begin my pilgrimage today, this is my intention:

Gospel of the Day

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up

MATTHEW 14:22-33

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"I urge you to remain steadfast in faith, so that at last we will all reach heaven and there rejoice together." -- St. Andrew Kim Taegon

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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