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Philippine pilgrims on the road again

  • Catherine Dantin (left) with Anne Sieben (right) and Flat Philippine mid-pilgrimage

October 22, 2019

Catherine Dantin, who walked the 340-mile journey led by Ann Sieben last fall ending at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, Missouri, will take the lead this fall, leading another group, Ann included, from Mound City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, in honor of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne.

This pilgrimage will take place from October 24 - November 18, ending notably on the Feast Day of Philippine.

Ann Sieban said after the three pilgrimages she led the past two years, others including Citizen Potawatomi and other another religious congregation expressed interested in participating.

The group will assemble in Mound City on the evening of Thursday, October 24, the walking begins on Friday, October 25. Pilgrims can join from the beginning or at any point along the way. The pilgrim group will reach Sedalia on the evening of Saturday, November 2, which is an easy alternative starting point because of the Amtrak access. Similarly, the group will reach Jefferson City on the evening of November 9, which has another Amtrak station.

The route is generally quite flat and, once the Katy Trail is met in Clinton, has a superb walking surface.

For more information on the pilgrimage and to inquire about joining along the way, please visit the Society of Servant Pilgrims website.