- “PILGRIMAGES: Why do we do them and what are the benefits?” (written by Fr. James 2019/02/03)
- Washington DC-Baltimore, MD, CANCELED.
- Marquette & Village of Bishop Baraga, August 31-September 3, 2020.
- In the Footsteps of St. Paul, September 10-20, 2020
This is a “Seminar at Sea, with talks by Steve Ray and Fr. James Conlon. Read more about it here.
Pilgrimage: to Marquette & Village of Bishop Baraga, August 31-September 3, 2020. He’s known as “The Snowshoe Priest” and the first Bishop of the Upper Peninsula. This year, as we celebrate 150 years since his death, we want to join him in prayer, especially for the Native peoples of the area, who want to see Bishop Baraga recognized as a Saint. Baraga was fluent in eight languages, including Ottawa and Ojibwe, and he created the Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language. “This language is spoken by the Chippewa Indians, as also by the Otawas, Potawatamis and Algonquins, with little difference,” he wrote, providing the dictionary “for the use of missionaries, and other persons living among the above mentioned Indians.” The process toward verifying his sainthood is a very long pilgrimage. Snowshoes will probably not be needed by pilgrims in September while we are there.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish, 2150 Frieze Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.