Yesterday at St. Simeon Skete, we decided to take a few of the pilgrims on The Rosary Pilgrimage following the journey we take during our Annual Nazareth House Rosary Convocation started in 1996, (this year will be our 16th Annual Convocation). The Rosary Convocation pilgrimage takes place every October on the Saturday nearest to October 7th, the Feast Day of the Rosary.
It was an unseasonably warm day, almost more like Summer than Spring while technically we are still in the Winter Season. The Pilgrimage takes us on a journey, praying the Life of Christ along the way.
"The succession of holy words, the telling of beads, the moments of silence, all these form the background upon which the mysteries unfold within our mind, heart and life."-S+
Next we journeyed through country roads and beautiful scenery, arriving at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold, Indiana.
"The mysteries are ever expanding to cover the wide range of human experience and emotion. These universal mysteries become intensely localized in the Rosary." -S+
Here we prayed the first set of Mysteries of the Rosary, The Joyful Mysteries.
"The first five (mysteries) concern a woman who gives birth for the salvation of the world..."
|Linda & Anna from St. Augustine of Chico, California at St. Augustine, Leopold, Indiana|
"...the second five (mysteries) concern a man, the son she borne, as the revealing light to a separated world; ..." -S+
At St. Joseph's Shrine, we prayed the second set, the Luminous Mysteries.
|This chapel is one of our favorite places to pray.|
After a time of prayer, we took in the beauty and quaintness of the chapel.
and the facilities around us
washed up and traveled the final leg of the pilgrimage to St. Meinrad's Archabbey and Theological Seminary.
While we were in Indiana, James was in Sierra Leone making his own journey.