Guided small group prayer tour of the Mission Nombre de Dios historic site.
Saturday, October 3 @ 10am.

SEASON OF CREATION: SEPTEMBER 1 THRU OCTOBER 4, 2020.
Scientists have sounded the alarm: the delicate balance of our planet is in peril. Take a walk to save the Earth during the Season of Creation and renew your relationship with nature. On this spiritual journey, you'll choose the walking route(s) that's best for you, and engage in personal reflections and environmental acts of goodwill. Upon completion, share your experience online and earn a Pilgrimage Certificate. Walking for enlightenment dates back to the origins of humankind. This Pilgrimage for the Planet will inspire you to live in communion with Creation as a caretaker of our Common Home.

THE WAY

It's not the distance; it's devotion. It's not the speed; it's the spirit.

WALK

Walk alone or with a small group in historic St. Augustine, FL. Follow one or more of the designated routes or chart your own path anywhere.

Reflection is the heart of the journey. Read, pray, meditate on sacred texts, inspired writings, nature sounds or music.

Engage in Acts of Goodwill. Pick up trash. Plant a tree. Carry a sign. Write a poem. Simplify your lifestyle. Shrink your carbon footprint.

Share your experience online with photos, writings, artwork, observations, miles logged and more. "Laudato Si' St. Augustine" on Facebook.

PILGRIMAGE ROUTES

SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

PILGRIMAGE VISIT: National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche - Mission Nombre de dios

NEW! Guided small group tour of the Mission site on Saturday, October 3 @ 10am. Limited Space. REGISTER NOW

Self-Guided: Explore this historic waterfront pilgrimage campus. Shaded walking paths, sacred spaces and sculptural markers invite you to experience the quiet beauty of nature through prayer and reflection. The first Mass was said on these shores on September 8, 1565. In 2020, the Vatican designated the holy site a national shrine. Route:

  1. Mission Museum (Check in. Votive candles available in the Gift Shop)

  2. Mission Nombre de Dios Church (Daily Mass at Noon except Sun.; Exposition and Chaplet @ 3p)

  3. Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Tower

  4. The Great Cross (photo site; base is under construction)

  5. Saint Francis of Assisi Garden & Rustic Altar

  6. Our Lady of La Leche Historic Shrine

  7. Holy Acre Cemetery with statuary markers and Rosary Walk

(MAP IT) 89 A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, St. Augustine, FL 32084. HOURS: Mon-Sat 9a-5p; Sun 12-4p. Free parking onsite. Pilgrimage ID signage should be displayed.

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PILGRIMAGE WALK: Historic District via Sacred Sites

[Map it] Walk through the heart of the historic district of St. Augustine, FL. This 1.5 mile one-way route from the Lincolnville neighborhood to the Mission of Nombre de Dios features inspiring reflection stops along the way.

START:
Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Mission Church in historic Lincolnville (86 M L King Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 - Parking on site)

REFLECTION STOPS:

  • Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. A 16th Century Spanish Church & Hospital Archaeology Site. Native American, European and African burial site. The Emancipation was proclaimed here. (Across from St. Joseph's Convent on St. George Street)

  • Cathedral Basilica Courtyard and Sanctuary. The first parish of the New World. (Cathedral Place)

  • St. Photios Greek Shrine (St. George Street. Free entry)

END:
Mission Nombre de Dios in North City (89 A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, St. Augustine, FL 32084 - Parking on site) Share your experience online.

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Personal Pilgrimage Experience

Define your own spiritual path--one that brings you closer to nature. Walk through your neighborhood or discover destinations unknown. Visit a garden. Light a candle in a church. Gaze at the stars. Record birdsongs. Pick up trash. Carry Climate Justice signs. Stroll to a bench. Take photos or log your steps. As you wander celebrate the wonder of God's handiwork. Share your experience online.

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REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Walking excursions should take place during the Season of Creation, September 1 - October. 4, 2020. Please complete and submit the Registration Form prior to your walk. Upon receipt, you'll recieve an email confirmation with a downloadable ID Tag that can be pinned on and displayed while walking. Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures ...and mother earth. — Pope Francis, “Laudato Si’ - On Care For Our Common Home.”