Walk the Opeongo Line July 26-29, 2018
Day 1 – Our Lady of Fatima to St. Patrick’s – 24km
Day 2 – St. Patrick’s to St. Joseph’s – 18km
Day 3- St. Joseph’s to St. Ann’s – 24km
Day 4 – Pilgrim Mass with Bishop Mulhall at St. Ann’s
Almost 100 years before the Shrine to St. Ann was built, Catholic settlers walked up the “Opeongo Line” from Renfrew in search of a place to call home.
The road was rough and their journey was arduous. But they persevered, establishing numerous parish communities along the way. Retracing their steps along the original route will let us experience, in a small way, the dedication, sacrifice, and faith of our forebears, and so help us to spiritually prepare for the great solemnity at St. Ann’s, Cormac.
From The Blog
…isn’t necessarily a road in reality. As we enter the final few days before the feast of St. Ann, I’ll offer a few last minute thoughts on the pilgrimage. As some who were on the pilgrimage last year know, things don’t always go as we plan, and part of the pilgrimage experience is to beMORE
A few photos from the first St. Ann’s “Walk the Opeongo Line” Pilgrimage. There are more to come. The first walking pilgrimage from Our Lady of Fatima in Renfrew to St. Ann’s in Cormac was wonderful success with many blessings along the way. I offer a heartfelt “thanks” to the pilgrims and the numerous volunteers whoMORE
With the Pembroke transitional diaconate ordinations just 2 days away, I’ve been reminiscing on my own diaconate ordination, which wasn’t all that long ago – 2013. In particular I’ve been looking back to the diaconal promises and the reflections I wrote in preparation for making those promises. There are three promises that the deacon candidatesMORE
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