July 13, 2022
Spearheaded by Fr. Lafitte in 1993, parishioners of nearby missions of the FSSPX have annually gathered at Our Lady of Martyr’s Shrine in Auriesville, New York, to pray and do penance in honor of Sts. Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, and John Lalande. The pilgrimage is defined by the fortitude and perseverance of those attending.
While the pilgrimage consists of a ten-mile journey for the faithful, the high school students of Mater Dei Academy, accompanied by several faculty and clergy, start their pilgrimage from Lake George, walking an average of 22 miles each day, and camping at night.
The pilgrimage concludes with a Solemn High Mass at the shrine in thanksgiving for all of the graces earned that day and for the blood spilled in those very woods by the North American Martyrs.