May 9-19, 2016 "Come Follow Me" Holy Land Pilgrimage
$3800 from New York
Come and join us and Fr. Mike Schmitz for this one-of-a-kind pilgrimage that focuses on vocations. If you or someone you know has been talking about discerning what God wants them to do with their future, this may be the perfect opportunity to spend a week in the same locations where Jesus called and commissioned his disciples, hear inspiring teaching by Fr. Mike and Jeff, pray at holy sites, and most importantly, take time to listen to the voice of God.
Prayerfully consider coming along or sponsoring someone who may be in that place of discernment. If you are hoping to be sponsored, please contact Emily to give us your name and information.
Special guest singer Aly Aleigha will accompany the pilgrimage and serve as cantor for the masses.
Suggestions for raising funds to go:
1) Send a letter to friends, family, fellow parishioners about your desire to go. Sample letter idea
2) Start a crowd funding campaign (source idea)
3) Contact your local vocations director to see if they have any donors. (It never hurts to ask!)
Call Emily with any questions about this pilgrimage: 763-420-1074.
Fr. Mike Speaks About Discerning
Fr. Mike Talks About Vocation
Special Music by Aly Aleigha! She will be the cantor for the pilgrimage.
Testimonial by Novice Timothy Herrmann
Spending time in the Holy Land in January 2014 greatly influenced my religious vocation. At that time, I was in the midst of applying to join Saint Meinrad Archabbey, a Benedictine monastery in southern Indiana. I was excited to embark on this journey of religious life, but I was understandably apprehensive. What overcame me in the Holy Land was a reassurance and peace in praying for others. Being able to spend time where Jesus and his disciples prayed, ate, learned, struggled and ministered helped me connect tangibly to a 2000 year tradition of life, faith, prayer, work and worship that spread throughout the world. It made the stories I have heard countless times in the Bible come to life and continue to come to life. That peace I found in offering prayer for the intentions of family, friends and the world while in the Holy Land strengthened my desire to join the monks of Saint Meinrad in their prayer and work. When I find myself struggling with narrow-mindedness, pride or selfishness, God gently reminds me of my time in the Holy Land and the peace he gives when we pray with the world and for the world. Novice Timothy Herrmann, O.S.B., Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN