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The 4th Annual Pilgrimage of New York

2/20/2013 - 10:51 PM PST

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"THE 4th ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE OF NEW YORK" honors the Blessed Virgin Mary

New York, NY (February 20th, 2013) - "THE 4th ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE OF NEW YORK" will take place between 9:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 (rain date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013.) The pilgrimage walk begins at the Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and ends with a "Pilgrim's Mass" at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, located in the Financial District. Participants will walk up to 15 miles in total and will make stops at the Church of Our Lady of Esperanza, the Church of Notre Dame, the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

"Now in our fourth year, this pilgrimage is quickly becoming a cherished tradition during the Lenten season" said Mario Bruschi, Director of the Saint Patrick's Cathedral Young Adults. "It's a completely unique way to experience New York; the pilgrimage is spiritually and historically rich, great exercise, and, not least of all, fun!"

On this pilgrimage route we will be visiting churches named after the Blessed Virgin Mary. Three of these churches are named after a devotion to Our Lady (Our Lady of Esperanza, Notre Dame and Our Lady of Good Counsel). The last church is named after a famous apparition of Mary to St. Juan Diego, Our Lady of Guadalupe. We will also be visiting the Lady Chapel at St. Patrick's Cathedral, a simple yet beautiful monument to the Mother of God.

Participation in the pilgrimage is free of charge and is open to anyone of any age or religion. Sponsorship for participants is not required but each participant is invited to make a free will donation to the charity of their choice as a Lenten offering. Registration for the event is required. To learn more and to register as a participant, please visit the event website at PONY IV producers and participants were recently interviewed for an article which appears in Columbia News Service, the on-line news source written by students of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism -

The event is produced by the Saint Patrick's Cathedral Young Adults, in association with Catholic Charities Junior Board, Catholic New York,, Holy Name of Jesus Young Adults and Pilgrimage for Our Children's Future (

For more information on this event or to speak with an event manager, please contact Patrick Howley via e-mail at or call (718) 483-1819.


Cathedral of Saint Patrick Young Adults  NY, 11372 US
Patrick Howley - Special Events Director,  718-483-1819


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