Today, the ten high school student pilgrims and five adult chaperones spent a day on retreat at St. Gertrude's in Madeira, followed by a two hour drive up to Maria Stein, Ohio. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner, followed by a stroll to a small white chapel in the woods and a Holy Hour at the retreat center.
The focus of today has been receiving God's grace so as to be a reservoir, willingly sharing God's joy and love with the world.
Some photos of Day #1:
Fr. Benedict Croell, OP, Vocations Director for the Eastern Province Dominicans, stopped by to talk about the universal call to holiness.
Tomorrow we begin walking. Six days to complete 150 miles! Please keep us in your prayers.
Also, be sure to check Fr. Kyle Schnippel's tweets from the pilgrimage.