Marian Pilgrimage with Monsignor Wach
Posted in Events on April 29, 2010

On Pentecost Saturday, May 29, the Institute is organizing a Marian pilgrimage to the national shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians in the beautiful Basilica known as "Holy Hill," near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This splendid Marian shrine is centrally located between many apostolates of the Institute in Wisconsin and Illinois. Thus it is more convenient for a large number of friends and faithful of the Institute to honor our Blessed Mother, to whom the Institute is consecrated, and to gather together in the family spirit of charity, fruit of the spirituality of the Institute.

This year the Very Reverend Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General, will celebrate Solemn High Mass for the pilgrimage, and Monsignor Schmitz, Vicar General and provincial superior, will offer a spiritual meditation for the pilgrims.

The program of events for this pilgrimage is listed below:

  • 12:00 noon Departure of the Rosary Procession from the lower parking lot
  • 1:30 pm Solemn High Mass in the Upper Basilica celebrated by Very Reverend Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General
  • 3:00 pm Family picnic, bring your lunch
  • 4:30 pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the St. Therese crypt Chapel, Spiritual meditation given by Monsignor Schmitz
  • 5:30 pm Dismissal

For information regarding organized transportation, please contact your local Institute apostolate.