Meet the Perpetual Pilgrims Preparing for Journey

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Catholics across the country are gearing up for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and the perpetual pilgrims, who will be trekking the entire duration of the routes.

Currents News had the privilege of speaking with three of the 24 young pilgrims, each with unique stories and motivations, who are embarking on a journey of thousands of miles across the country to attend the Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis this July. 

They will be split into groups of six and start at four different points. Along the way, they will stop at local parishes and holy sites. 

For the group beginning in the north, one of those stops will be the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion.

The Marian Shrine recently renovated its Apparition Chapel, which included a new wooden altar. Green Bay Bishop David Ricken conducted a Rite of Dedication of that altar a little over a week ago.

To learn more about the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage or the Congress in Indianapolis, visit their website at