WHAT IS AN AQUINAS PILGRIMAGE?

An Aquinas pilgrimage is based on the principles of the Catholic faith, hope and charity. It is highly spiritual in content to enable the pilgrims to develop and/or experience a deep relationship with Jesus. It is focused on Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and on Jesus in the people that the pilgrims meet along the way. It is intended to help people become closer to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The pilgrimage also gives honor to Our Blessed Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. It invokes the protection of St. Joseph.

It offers the pilgrim the following:

1. Holy Mass and Holy Communion daily
2. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
3. Sacrament of Reconciliation
4. Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
5. Retreat or Spiritual Talk
6. Meditations
7. Liturgy of the Hours
8. Praying the Mysteries of the Rosary
9. Community hymn singing
10. Visits to basilicas, cathedrals and holy shrines
11. Group guidance and personal counselling by a spiritual director
12. Sharing of experiences and social interaction by the pilgrims