Fall Pilgrimages

2018 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

Le Mans, France Pilgrimage

Hands of St. Andre Seminage


Mexico City Pilgrimage 2018

During Fall Break, experience the life, spirit, culture, and food of Mexico City. 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. 13 and return the following Saturday, Oct. 20. 

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 closed March 7, 2018

***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 before March 7, 2018

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

Upon acceptance, availability and amount of financial support will be communicated. The payment schedule is listed below and may be altered if financial assistance is granted with accepted.

  • Deposit – May 11, 2018- $100 (secures place on trip)
  • First Payment - June 29, 2018 - $300
  • Second Payment - Aug. 3, 2018 - $400
  • Final Payment – Sept.1, 2018 - $400

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


LE MANS, FRANCE PILGRIMAGE 2018

Deadline is: March 7, 2018
Total Cost: $1500  *financial assistance available 
Payment Deadlines:

May 11, 2018: $500
June 29, 2018: $500
August 3, 2018: $500

The Holy Cross Heritage Pilgrimage takes a spiritual, historical, and theological journey through the life of Congregation of Holy Cross founder, Bl. Basil Moreau, C.S.C., and the origins and inspiration behind the Congregation and of the University of Notre Dame. Our time in France will include visits to holy sites in LeMans, Chartres, and Paris. The pilgrimage is designed to bring to life a deeper understanding of Moreau, Holy Cross, and French Catholicism. It is intended to cultivate a wider understanding of the Holy Cross charism that infuses the culture and spirituality of Notre Dame.


 

Application Process

The application deadline closed March 7, 2018

***NOTICE: A letter of recommendation from a rector or another faculty/staff member who can testify to your spiritual life is required for all the Spring 2018 pilgrimages. Please contact your recommender and have them submit a recommendation from this link before March 7, 2018Faculty / Staff Recommendation Form

The cost of the pilgrimage is $1,500 in total and will cover transportation to and from South Bend, lodging, pilgrimage destinations, supplies, and most meals.

*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

Availability and amount of financial support will be communicated with a student's’ acceptance email. The payment schedule is listed below and may be altered if financial assistance is granted with accepted.

May 11, 2018: $500
June 29, 2018: $500
August 3, 2018: $500

*Cash or checks only. Check can be mailed to:

Notre Dame Campus Ministry

c/o Mary Olen

114 Coleman-Morse Center

Notre Dame, IN 46556

 

Formation Nights

For students attending the pilgrimage, three mandatory formation nights will be scheduled after pilgrims have been chosen. These formation nights will cultivate spiritual and situational awareness needed for the pilgrimage. Students must be present for all formation night meetings.

If you have any questions about the pilgrimage, please contact Christian Santa Maria at santamaria@nd.edu

 


HANDS of ST. ANDRE SEMINAGE 2018

 

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.

 

Application opening soon

Associated Term: Fall 2018

Placements: 10 students

Cost: $300 (some scholarships available based on need)

Credits: 1

 

 

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