Updated Images – Pilgrimage to Chartres

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We have recently received some additional images which have been added to both our PICTURES page as well as our Shutterfly Photo Album site. The new photos add even more prospective into the Pilgrimage to Chartres and continue to show the amazing journey as well as the beautiful scenery the path to Chartres provides to each Pilgrim.

Pilgrimage to Chartres Documentary

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Back in 2009, PBS filmed a documentary feature about the Pilgrimage to Chartres.  The article that is featured along with the video summarizes the 3 day journey and gives a brief history of the tradition of the pilgrimage:

“The pilgrimage began in the Middle Ages. Chartres was always an important place and had great meaning in the life of the Christian world in the kingdom of France in the Middle Ages. Joan of Arc made this pilgrimage. Louis XIV, I believe, made the pilgrimage. After Vatican II there were — there was a lot of confusion that developed in Catholic believers’ minds about what they ought to be doing, what they ought not to be doing, whether they were putting too much of an emphasis on particular practices that somehow or other had become outmoded, and as a consequence things like pilgrimages ended up suffering. It resumed precisely due to the concerns of groups that, by this point, were calling themselves traditionalists who wanted to commit themselves to maintaining practices which they felt to be, spiritually, extremely beneficial.”

The video can be viewed on the link below:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2009/06/19/june-19-2009-pilgrimage-to-chartres/3283/

Reason’s to Walk With Our Chapter

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Many people ask and the answer is no, we are not affiliated with the Remnant Tour group. We are an independent group of individuals that provides not only American’s, but any English speaking person in the world a chapter to walk in the Pilgrimage to Chartres. Originating from the the Midwest in the United States, we are not a tour group nor are we seeking any funds. We just want to provide people that have a desire to walk in the 2015 Pilgrimage to Chartres as well as future years a stable Chapter.

Meet Our Chaplain

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We are Pleased to announce that Fr. Terrence Gordon, FSSP will be our groups Champlin for the 2014 Pilgrimage.

Bio

Fr. Terrence Gordon grew up in Nogales, Arizona, on the border of Mexico, as the middle child of Catholic family with five children. He served in the navy and marines for a total of ten years before joining the FSSP. Two of his brothers also serve as FSSP priests. This year Fr. Gordon will be celebrating the 8th year of his priesthood. He currently serves as an assistant pastor for Mater Dei Catholic Church in Irving, TX. He previously served the FSSP apostolates in Omaha, NE and Little Rock, AR.

Battle of Lepanto and Our Lady of the Rosary

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For the 2014 Pilgrimage to Chartres our group will be walking for Our Lady of the Rosary. On October 7, 1571 the Holy League, a coalition of southern European Catholic maritime states, sailed from Messina, Sicily, and met a powerful Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Lepanto. Knowing that the Christian forces were at a distinct material disadvantage, the holy pontiff, St. Pope Pius V called for all of Europe to pray the Rosary for victory,and led a rosary procession in Rome.

A great article and the displayed image from Catholic Radio Dramas describes the entire story HERE.