Fall Pilgrimages

2017 Fall Break Pilgrimages

WHAT IS A PILGRIMAGE?

A pilgrimage is a journey a pilgrim makes to a sacred place for the purpose of coming to know God better and to deepen one’s faith. Christian pilgrimages were first made to sites connected with the birth, life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today, journeys are made to places all over the world where one may encounter the love and inspiration of Jesus Christ and his followers. We make the trip personally, but also with a community. Pilgrims acknowledge the examples of those who have made these trips and done this work before. The experience one has on a pilgrimage can be deeply meaningful and life changing.

Mexico City Pilgrimage - FULL

Montreal Pilgrimage - FULL

Hands of St. Andre Seminage


   Mexico City Pilgrimage 2017 - FULL

 

During Fall Break of Guadalupe to experience the life, spirit, culture and food of Mexico City, one of the of 2017, the Office of Campus Ministry will sponsor a pilgrimage to Mexico City and to the Basilica of Our Lady largest cities in the world. Students will depart on Saturday, Oct. 14 and return the following Saturday, Oct. 21. (Student will return in time for the ND vs. USC football game). 

Students will:

  • Celebrate Mass at the main altar in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Take a trip to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan to climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun
  • Attend the world-famous Ballet Folklorico
  • Celebrate daily Mass in different churches in Mexico City
  • Take a tour of the National Museum of Anthropology, Chapultec Castle and the downtown Zocalo, among other places
  • Enjoy authentic Mexican food, including some of the world's best tacos and chocolate filled churros
  • Celebrate Mass in the Cathedral of Mexico City
  • Gain a sense of Mexican Catholicism and spirituality
  • Listen to excellent music, including great mariachis
  • Go on an exploration of the sights and sounds of another culture

Application Process

The application deadline has passed.

***NOTICE: A letter of recommendation from a rector or another faculty/staff member who can testify to your spiritual life is required for the Mexico City Pilgrimage. Please contact your recommender and have them submit a recommendation from this link before April 10, 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/rVGZ4GHfwY6TLQGq1

The cost of the pilgrimage is $1200 in total and will cover transportation from South Bend, lodging, pilgrimage destinations, supplies, and two meals each day. While some meals will be included, some meals will be the responsibility of the student, as well as any other personal expenses.

*Please note: Please do not let finances inhibit your ability to apply for or participate on this pilgrimage. Financial support requests are reviewed in collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid, and financial support availability will be communicated upon acceptance. Please contact us to learn more information about financial support opportunities.

Acceptance

Applicants will be notified of their status via email no later than Friday, May 5 if accepted, students will have until May 19, 2017 to secure their spot on the pilgrimage by making their first payment. Availability and amount of financial support will be communicated with a students’ acceptance email. The payment schedule is listed below and may be altered if financial assistance is granted with accepted.

  • Deposit – May 19, 2017- $100 (secures place on trip)
  • First Payment - July 1, 2017 - $300
  • Second Payment - Aug. 1, 2017 $400
  • Final Payment – Sept.1, 2017- $400

If you have any questions about the pilgrimage, please contact Becky Rubalvaca at Rubalcava.4@nd.edu


MONTREAL PILGRIMAGE 2017 - FULL

 

Every fall break, Campus Ministry makes a pilgrimage to Canada and the Oratory of St. Joseph, which was built through the inspiration of St. Andre Bessette, the first Holy Cross religious to be canonized a saint. Br. André was a Holy Cross Brother who spent the majority of his life serving in Montreal.  He was a humble and obedient man and his life can be said to have been one of prayer, work, faith, and love.  He had a great devotion to St. Joseph, was associated with thousands of miraculous cures during his life, and was instrumental in the building of the St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal.  Brother André was canonized a Saint on October 17th, 2010.

The pilgrimage is open to all students from the University of Notre Dame, Holy Cross College and St. Mary's College. In addition to learning about the life of Brother André and praying at his tomb in the crypt of the Oratory, the pilgrimage also includes visiting historic Churches in downtown Montreal and visits to other shrines and tombs of saints. 

 

Campus Ministry will leave the morning of Sunday, October 15 and return to campus the evening of Friday, October 20.

Application Process

The application deadline has passed.

The cost of the pilgrimage is $350 and will cover transportation from South Bend, lodging, pilgrimage destinations, supplies, and some meals. While some meals will be included, some meals will be the responsibility of the student, as well as any personal expenses.

*Please note: Please do not let finances inhibit your ability to apply for or participate on this pilgrimage. Financial support requests are reviewed in collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid, and financial support availability will be communicated upon acceptance. Please contact us to learn more information about financial support opportunities.

Acceptance

Applicants will be notified of their status via email no later than Tuesday, April 25. If accepted, students will have until May 5, 2017 to secure their spot on the pilgrimage by making their first payment. Availability and amount of financial support will be communicated with a students’ acceptance email. The payment schedule is listed below and may be altered if financial assistance is granted with accepted.

  • Deposit – May 5, 2017- $100
  • Final Payment – July 1, 2017- $250

For more information, please contact Tami Schmitz at Schmitz.8@nd.edu.

 


HANDS of St. ANDRE SEMINAGE 2017

 

The Center for Social Concerns has partnered with Campus Ministry to offer a ‘seminage’ (seminar-pilgrimage) to examine the life and spirit of St. André Bessette and the multiple ways in which humanity is impoverished (financial and spiritual). Students will have the opportunity to travel to André House in Phoenix, Arizona over fall break and bear witness to the Gospel and spirit of Saint André by serving the local community through the André hospitality houses, reflecting upon our own internal poverty through prayer and reflection, and engaging in a larger conversation around systemic poverty and the need for communal, internal, and societal healing.

 

Associated Term:

Fall 2017

Placements:

10 students

Cost:

$300 (some scholarships available based on need)

Application Process:

  • Priority application date is April 10, 2017
  • Application process consists of two parts: (1) completed application and (2) a possible interview (you will be notified about interviews via email).
  • You cannot register for the seminar until you receive registration information from the Seminars staff.
  • Notification of seminar placement will happen on a rolling basis.
  • If you are not selected for participation in your first choice of seminars, you will be given the opportunity to participate in another seminar if there is still availability in the fall. Contact Melissa Marley Bonnichsen if you have questions.
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.

For more information contact mmarleyb@nd.edu.

Credits:

1

Associated Term:

Fall

For Application, please click on the following link: https://socialconcerns.nd.edu/content/hands-st-andr%C3%A9-seminage-andr%C3%A9-house-phoenix

Additional Questions?

Please take a moment to visit our Pilgrimage FAQ page.