Pilgrims Headed To National Eucharistic Congress Make It To West Virginia

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There’s less than a month to go for pilgrims walking to Indianapolis for the first National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years.

Among them is Zoe Dongas, who works in the Office of Young Adult Outreach in the Archdiocese of New York.

Dongas made it to West Virginia, where she reflected on the blessings of her journey.

With less than a month to go before reaching Indianapolis for the National Congress, here’s a progress update on the four routes the pilgrims are taking.

Down south, the Saint Juan Diego Route has reached Alabama. There, the pilgrims, along with some 550 people, processed with the Blessed Sacrament through downtown Mobile.

The St. Junipero Serra Route out west continued a decades-long tradition in Nebraska.

The Diocese of Lincoln has celebrated this field Mass for over fifty years on the site of a 1720 battle, where a Catholic priest and 43 others were killed.

This year, it coincided with the pilgrimage.

In the Northern Marian Route, pilgrims visited with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The nuns greeted the Blessed Sacrament and the perpetual pilgrims and sang the Blessing of St. Francis.

In the eastern St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route, pilgrims stopped for lunch in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bishop David Zubik gave them a blessing before they continued on their journey.

All four routes are traveling 6,500 miles, leading to the National Congress in Indianapolis.