Una Voce of Orange County
For hundreds of years, Catholics all over the world have made pilgrimages to holy places. An expression of faith and penitence, this tradition is especially meaningful during the season of Lent, when we are reminded of Our Lords sufferings on behalf of the Faithful. Here in Orange County we are continuing that tradition with a pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady and Blessed Junipero Serra. On March 15th, 2015 we will walk from St. Michaels Abbey at 19292 El Toro Road in Silverado to San Juan Capistrano Mission Serra Chapel. The Pilgrimage will begin with a Benediction at the Abbey and ended with a Tridentine Latin Mass at Serra Chapel.
There are opportunities for people unable to walk to entire pilgrimage to join us for the last 1/8 mile at the park across from the San Juan Capistrano Basilica. Please see the map and schedule (scroll down) for times and exact location.
Sunday, March 15th
Registration from 7 to 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot at St. Michael's Abbey. Participants are requested to drop off passengers at the Abbey, and then leave their cars at the parking area in San Juan Capistrano across from Serra Chapel. There will be shuttle vans to bring the drivers back to the Abbey before the Benediction at 8:45 a.m. Please look for the vans in the Playhouse parking lot. There will be a limited number of vans available to shuttle participants back to the Abbey at the conclusion of the Pilgrimage.
Where: St. Michael's Abbey at 19292 El Toro Road in Silverado to San Juan Capistrano Mission Serra Chapel (see below)
Pilgrimage Route from St,
Michael's Abbey to Mission San Juan Capistrano
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What: Annual Lenten Pilgrimage Although there is no express indulgence granted for this Pilgrimage, there will be the opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions, as there will be priests available for confessions, praying of the Rosary, and a Mass at the conclusion of the Pilgrimage. Besides the desire to obtain the indulgence, each pilgrim should bring the following:
A Sturdy pair of shoes
A change of socks
Moleskin and a small pair of scissors, band-aids
Sunscreen and a hat
High energy snacks and lunch
A daypack or small knapsack to carry the above
How: Walking! There will be vans available if you are unable to complete the pilgrimage on foot, and it is OK to take the van if you need to. The prayers and devotions continue in the van.
Who: You! This event is sponsored and organized by Una Voce of Orange County. Please contact us for more information, to register in advance either individually or by group if you like.
Cost: This event is free. Reality being what it is, however, we ask that you consider a small donation to UVOC to help offset the costs associated with organizing this event. Each pilgrim will receive a song booklet that they may keep.
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We hope to see you there!