Monday, June 25, 2012
Posted by Vaticanguard at 15:59
A tour on foot of seven churches in one day, encompassing about 11 miles, over five to six hours, with prayers, spiritual conferences, and singing. This practice is a tradition of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, started by the saint in the 1550's, and continued to this day. Get your walking shoes on, and join us for any or all of the walk. On the vigil of the pilgrimage, Fr. Harry Neely O.S.A. will sing the opening Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for those participating in the 2012 Tour to the Seven Churches. The public are welcome to attend.
The route of Seven Churches Tour will touch:
[UPDATE: notice that the tour will start on Sunday from St. Patrick's]
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This year the Brothers of the Little Oratory will be holding the "Tour to the Seven Churches," timed to coincide with the USCCB's (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) "Fortnight for Freedom," a period dedicated to manifestations of Catholic presence in the public square. The Pilgrimage will open with Holy Mass on Saturday, 30 June at 7:00pm in St. Augustine's Monastery Chapel, South Park. Fr. Harry Neely, O.S.A. will sing the mass. Confessions will be heard, the Pilgrimage songs will be sung, and a spiritual conference will be offered. Meeting once again on Sunday morning, we will depart St. Augustine's Monastery at 7:30am on foot, visiting St. Patrick's, St. John the Evangelist, St. Vincent de Paul, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of the Rosary, and finishing at St. Joseph's Cathedral. This year, the "Tour" has been granted a Solemn Entrance to St. Joseph's Cathedral, and the opportunity to conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This year's event is replete with significance, spiritual and secular, and we hope you can join us for the "Tour to the Seven Churches."