The Plan

The Route

Our pilgrimage will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, Va. From there, pilgrims will walk to the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. The route is a little more than five (5) miles and is expected to take about two (2) hours. For a step-by-step guide, please view the walking directions. Those who cannot make the journey on foot are encouraged to arrive at St. Matthew's by 11 a.m. to join in prayer.

Marian Procession

The pilgrimage march will consist of a Marian procession, with prayers and hymns, banners, crucifixes, and statues of Our Lady. We will pray the 15 traditional mysteries of the Rosary in English, punctuated by hymns after each mystery.

Please see the Music Resources page for a digital copy of the hymn booklet (now available!). Paper copies will be available.

Liturgy

We will recite the hour of Terce from the traditional Divine Office according to the 1961 Breviarium Romanum before setting out from Arlington. Upon arrival in Washington following the procession, we will chant the hour of Sext and the noonday Angelus. The text and psalm tones for the Office and the Angelus are included in the hymn booklet.